ACF Asian Cinema Fund

Post-Production Fund

2014 Post-Production Fund

LIST The Inseminator
Category Asian Project
Project The Inseminator
Director BUI Kim Quy
Country Vietnam
Director's Profile Bui Kim Quy was born in 1983, in Hanoi, Vietnam. She graduated with a bachelor’s degree in screenwriting, at the Hanoi Academy of Theatre and Cinema in 2006.
She has written and directed the following short films: <The Mattress> (2002), <Why There Is No Moon during the Daytime> (2006), <Angel of Dreams> (2005), and <Passed the New Year’s Eve> (2006). She also involved in screenplays: <RH108> (2011), <Love Puzzle> (2012), <Dream State> (Awarded at the HAF 2011), etc.
<The Inseminator> is the first feature-length film by director and scriptwriter Bui Kim Quy.
In an isolated and mountainous area, there are a dying father living with an intellectually disabled son, and a daughter. The father prepares for his death, but he desiderates that his 16-year-old son will find his own woman and bears a male child to maintain his ancestral lineage. He teaches his son how to impregnate a woman, but the son doesn’t know what a woman is. Each time the son leaves to find a woman, his father once again experiences the anguish of disappointment.
Demon spirits threaten to capture his lifeblood, due to the loss of the ancestral lineage. In despair, the father rapes his daughter so that she will bear him a son and his soul can rest in peace. Despite the use of potent drugs to vitalize the spirit, the man finds himself sterile.
Seeing his father and his older sister as they engage in the unspeakable act, the son’s carnal desire awakes and he starts to create his own sexual world. Learning about this, the father forces his daughter to sleep with her brother.
The story ends up with the father committing suicide, and the daughter killing her brother.
Director's Note
A dying father has his heart set on one single thing: that his daughter will conceive a male child with her younger brother to retain the ancestral lineage.
2014 Busan International Film Festival - A Window on Asian Cinema
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