A self-trained cinephile, Vietnamese filmmaker Lê Bảo made his first short film when he was 20 years old, borrowing an old camera from a friend. Born in 1990, his interest in cinema began as a little boy looking through the small window of his house that sits by the river in the slums of Saigon. He learnt about cinema through watching foreign films on his computer. His short films Coal and Scent are shot in the underdeveloped areas where he grew up. Taste, his first feature, is also shot with non-professional actors in the places he has known all his life.
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