Maika: The Girl From Another GalaxyDirected by Ham Tran
Cast: Diep Anh Chu, Kim Nha, Ngoc Tuong, Phu Truong Lai, Tin Tin
Official Selection, 2022 Sundance Film Festival
In the first Vietnamese feature film for kids, 8-year-old Hung is finally able to stand up to bullies with the help of an extraterrestrial visitor, who takes the shape of a girl named Maika. Hung’s techie dad has doubts about his son’s new pal, while greedy landlords and aeronautics entrepreneurs swarm in for a piece of the action. But Hung, Maika, and friends are the heroes here, bringing courage and madcap energy to this E.T.-esque adventure, warmly directed by Ham Tran (Journey from the Fall, Bitcoin Heist).
Sponsored by Crab Hut
Underwritten by Bayha Group
Co-Presented by Friends of Louie Nguyen and Bionic Sisters Productions