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Dust & Metal (12A)

A cinematic reflection on Vietnamese culture, and the country’s love affair with motorbikes.

Dust & Metal is a creative documentary stemming from director Esther Johnson’s field research in archives of the Vietnamese Film Institute. The documentary combines archive film, contemporary footage, and music to offer a unique perspective on Vietnam through the lens of its ubiquitous motorbike culture.  

  • DIRECTOR: Esther Johnson
  • LANGUAGE: Vietnamese with English subtitles 

Screening as part of the Star Nhà Ease: Vietnamese Cinema season, presenting a captivating collection of Vietnamese cinematic treasures. Co-curated by Cường Minh Bá Phạm, Esther Johnson and Tuyết Vân Huỳnh, this season is both a celebration and introduction of Vietnamese cinema to UK audiences.

Star Nhà Ease: Vietnamese Cinema Season is supported by the BFI Audience Project Fund, awarding National Lottery funding, the British Council and Longdan Ltd. 

BFI / BD2025 / Pictureville / National Lottery