Lam Lê

(Updated on 09/06/2013)
Lam Lê at Amiens Festival, October 2012

Born in Vietnam, Lam Lê came to France in 1966. He first studied mathematics at the Lycée Louis Le Grand before deciding to pursue the arts at Paris’ Beaux-Arts.  He started out in theater and co-founded Le théâtre de l’Epée de Bois.  He’s now a well-established feature film director.

His movie Poussière d’Empire, shot in 1983, was the first French Western fiction allowed in Vietnam. In 1984 it was selected for the official line-up at the festivals of Venice, Los Angeles, London, New-York, Montreal, Sydney, and Berlin.


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