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THE TEA AT THE BOTTOM OF THE TEAPOT (2019)

In 19th century Vietnam, Chau is a young bubbling manwho does not control his emotions. His meeting with a woman, Master of tea, will upset his life.

Completed On: 01 Jul, 2019

Duration: 19 min 27 sec

Genres: Fiction, Short

Country: France

Director: Lou Ma Ho

Submitted By: Lou Ma Ho

THE TEA AT THE BOTTOM OF THE TEAPOT Poster
In 19th century Vietnam, Chau is a young bubbling manwho does not control his emotions. His meeting with a woman, Master of tea, will upset his life.
  • Directors
    Lou Ma Ho
  • Producers
    Eddy Matalon - Marc-Olivier Louveau
  • Writers
    Lou Ma Ho
  • Film Type
    Fiction, Short
  • Genres
    Philosophical tale,Humor
  • Runtime
    19 minutes 27 seconds
  • Completion Date
    01 Jul, 2019
  • Production Budget
    10000 EUR
  • Country of Origin
    France
  • Country of Filming
    France, Vietnam
  • Film Language
    French
  • Shooting Format
    HD6K
  • Aspect Ratio
    2,35
  • Film Color
    Color
  • Student Project
    No
  • First-time Filmmaker
    No

Mumbai Shorts International Film Festival
India
Mumbai
12/01/2019
Honorable Jury Mention

Ayodhya International Film Festival
India
Ayodhya
12/01/2019
Best Cinematography Award

Free Spirit Film Festival
India
Dharamsala
10/01/2019
India Premiere
Best Editing Award

Best Shorts Competition Award
United States
Los Angeles
09/01/2019
North Americain Prermiere
Award of Excellence

Maki Films
France: All Rights

Director's Biography

After his studies, Marc-Olivier Louveau (pseudonym Lou Ma Ho) worked in radio, theatre, and as a copywriter in advertising. His writing techniques made for a natural entry into screenplays for television and cinema. He writes also books The little writer's manual (2019), The last seat (2018), Racine square (2017), The Turpitudes of the circle (2012), Muhatsu The little zen monk (2016),...
Expert in Viet Vu Dao,a Vietnamese martial art, he created his own school in 1996. A documentary project on the Vietnamese martial arts, “Les Fils du Ciel " (Sons of the Sky), allowed him to combine his two passions : cinema and Asia.
While preparing a short film in 2002, “Hand on Heart" (La main sur le Coeur), his Master of calligraphy gave him his pseudonym Lou Ma Ho (he who spreads the words of Confucius in the Occident).
In 2005, he directed “L’Eveil du Moine" (A Monk’s Awakening), a film which received numerous awards and was selected at film festivals worldwide. In 2006 Nico and in 2008, Dead Cell (Cellule Morte).
His feature film "Koan of Spring" releases in January 2016. He has just finished "The tea at the bottom of the teapot" (Le thé au fond de la théière).
Now, he prepares the production of the feature film "The Invicible Chevalier" - Production Maki Films (shooting planned for January 2020).

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