Children of the Mist traces the story of Di, a 13-year-old girl coming of age in a remote indigenous Hmong community in the mountains of Northwest Vietnam. As part of the first generation in her village with access to formal education, Di must navigate the cultural and social challenges faced by young girls in her community while balancing inherited traditions and modernity. Shortlisted, 95th Academy Awards®.
Guy Lodge, Variety
It’s an auspicious arrival for first-time feature director Diem, who handles delicate subject matter (not to mention vulnerable human subjects) with a frankness that stops short of button-pushing. That tact is crucial in a film operating as both close-quarters character study and wider ethnographic portrait, offering a rare, dedicated view of Vietnam’s little-represented Hmong population.