I Loved You First

15’ / Fiction / 2023 / Germany
Production Company: Schuldenberg Films
Director: Hai Ahn Trieu
Cinematography: Diara Sow
Cast: Thao Vu, Trang Le Hong,  Thi-Thu-Ha Nguyen
Producers: Fabian Altenried, Sophie Ahrens
Editing: Juliano Castro

Synopsis: On an excursion, eleven-year-old Thi and her mother Tam get into an argument. Enraged, Thi rushes into the forest through where Tam fled to Germany eleven years ago. The girl gets lost and eventually discovers her heavily pregnant mother and a friend on the run. The past becomes a traumatic reality.


Filmfestival Max Ophüls Preis – Germany, 2023