PRODUCED BY CAROL NGUYEN and AZIZ ZOROMBA
About NO CRYING AT THE DINNER TABLE
In this cathartic documentary about things left unsaid, filmmaker Carol Nguyen interviews her own family to craft an emotionally complex and meticulously composed portrait of intergenerational trauma, grief, and secrets.
NO CRYING AT THE DINNER TABLE was named one of the Outstanding 12 short documentary films this year, as it was included in the 2020 DOC NYC Short List for Documentary Shorts, The film had its wolrd premiere at the 2019 Toronto International Film Festival and screened at IDFA 2019. It won the Grand Jury Prize for Best Short Documentary at the 2020 SXSW Film Festival and has played over 75 film festivals and won over 15 awards.
About Carol Nguyen
Carol Nguyen is a Vietnamese Canadian filmmaker based in Toronto and Montreal. Her films often explore the subjects of cultural identity, family and memory. Her most recent film “No Crying at the Dinner Table” premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival and had its international premiere at IDFA 2019, where she was also invited as the Opening Night speaker. It also received the Jury Prize for Short Documentary at SXSW. Carol is a 2018 Sundance Ignite fellow, Adobe Creativity Scholar and a TIFF Share Her Journey ambassador, where she strives to empower diverse voices and women through her own stories and personal experiences in the film industry. Today, Carol is working towards developing her first documentary feature as well as an animated short.
WINNER – Best Short Documentary Grand Jury Award – 2020 SXSW Film Festival
WINNER – Special Jury Award for Writing – 2020 Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival
WORLD PREMIERE – 2019 Toronto International Film Festival
INTERNATIONAL PREMIERE – IDFA 2019
Official Selection – 2020 DOC NYC – Short List
Official Selection – 2020 It’s All True International Documentary Film Festival
Official Selection – 2020 Palm Springs Shorts Fest
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