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Little Girl of Hanoi (15)

A poignant portrayal of the 1972 U.S. bombing campaign over Hanoi, infused with a message of hope.

1974: After the US bombing campaign in 1972, Hanoi has been seriously damaged. At a moment's notice, Ngọc Hà's family has been torn apart, with her mother and younger sister both suffering serious harm, leading to Ngọc Hà embarking on a venturesome journey to find her father. 

The film significantly utilises visual imagery to depict wartime life in Hanoi under the most intense sustained bombing campaign of the American War in Vietnam, offering an important alternative window into the experiences from the Vietnamese side. 

  • DIRECTOR: Hai Ninh
  • CAST: Tra Giang, Thé Anh, Kim Xuan 
  • 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