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August 5, 2012 9:35 AM   Subscribe

A tale from Van Phuc village is a short film by Tibetan filmmaker Tsering Tashi Gyalthang. Half-fiction/half-documentary, this short shows the singular craft of Nguyen Van Long, who spent several decades entertaining children in the Thu Le park in Hanoi, Vietnam by playing his hand-made flipbook cartoons or 5-min celluloid movies on a Soviet projector.
posted by elgilito (3 comments total) 14 users marked this as a favorite
Outstanding. Two points come to mind: Film is at its best when I feel completely like an undetected voyeur. Parent suspicion of older men giving candy to their children is universal.
posted by Xurando at 10:47 AM on August 5, 2012

I cannot find the right words to say how much I love this post. The film was beautiful,calming,sweet, entertaining...I am still searching. Thanks so much, elgilito.
posted by Isadorady at 11:19 AM on August 5, 2012

as i sat watching, the film leached all cynicism from my body.
posted by angelplasma at 12:30 PM on August 5, 2012 [1 favorite]

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