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Blue Bayou (2021)  Movie

Blue Bayou is Justin Chon’s most recent film, and it depicts the narrative of a Korean-American man trying to establish a better life for his family. In a small Louisiana town, he works hard to provide for his wife and stepdaughter, until his life is turned upside down by the possibility of deportation. With a vengeance, his past returns to haunt him, threatening to separate him from his family.

With cinemas reopening and blockbusters set to dominate the summer, smaller films could get lost in the shuffle. Blue Bayou, on the other hand, is the type of touching indie drama that deserves to be remembered. Here’s all you need to know about seeing Blue Bayou later this year.

Blue Bayou (2021) : Release Date 

Blue Bayou will be shown in theatres on September 17, after having its international debut at the Cannes Film Festival on July 13. It’s one of the numerous films whose production and release have been pushed back due to the outbreak, with main photography wrapping in 2019.

Blue Bayou (2021) : Cast

Justin Chon made his impact on our childhoods as Eric Yorkie in the Twilight Saga and Peter in Wendy Wu: Homecoming Warrior a long time ago. But he’s come a long way since then, and he now plays Antonio LeBlanc, a man whose life is turned upside down as he faces deportation. Chon co-stars with Alicia Vikander, who will be seen in The Green Knight and Beckett later this year. Mark O’Brien from Halt and Catch Fire and Vondie Curtis Hall, who you may remember from Netflix’s Daredevil series, will join the cast.

Filling out the cast will be Emory Cohen, Linh Dan Pham and Sydney Kowalske.

Justin Chon, who also wrote the script and stars in the lead role, directs and stars in the film. Chon has previously directed Man Up, Gook, and Ms. Purple, and this is his fourth feature-length film. Blue Bayou was screened at this year’s Cannes Film Festival, while the last two were screened at Sundance.

Chon, along with Charles D. King, Kim Roth, and Poppy Hanks, produced the picture. Focus Features has agreed to distribute the picture.

Blue Bayou (2021) : Plot

Blue Bayou, the compelling and urgent storey of a distinctively American family struggling for their future, is an official selection of the 2021 Cannes Film Festival from award-winning writer/director Justin Chon. Antonio LeBlanc (Chon), a Korean adoptive raised in a small Louisiana bayou village, is married to Kathy (Alicia Vikander) and stepfather to their adored daughter Jessie. As he struggles to provide a better life for his family, he is forced to confront the demons of his past when he learns that he may be deported from the only nation he has ever known.

Blue Bayou (2021) : Trailer 

“Are we going to get kicked out?” “I ain’t going nowhere, baby girl…” The first official trailer for Blue Bayou, the next film from famed Korean-American filmmaker Justin Chon, who is known for his earlier award-winning films Gook and Ms. Purple, has been released by Focus Features. Blue Bayou will have its world premiere in the Un Certain Regard category at the renowned Cannes Film Festival in 2021. (his last two films premiered at Sundance instead). It’ll be released in limited quantities starting in September of this year. As a Korean-American man raised in the Louisiana bayou works hard to provide for his family, he is forced to confront the demons of his past when he learns that he may be deported from the only nation he has ever known. Jessie is played by Justin Chon, Alicia Vikander, Mark O’Brien, and Sydney Kowalske. This is a strong first look at the picture, and I’m looking forward to seeing Vikander collaborate with Chon again, lending some gravity to his storytelling. This is a must-see trailer with an excellent soundtrack.

 

Blue Bayou, the compelling and urgent storey of a distinctively American family struggling for their future, is an official selection of the 2021 Cannes Film Festival from award-winning writer/director Justin Chon. Antonio LeBlanc (Chon), a Korean adoptive raised in a small Louisiana bayou village, is married to Kathy (Alicia Vikander) and stepfather to their adored daughter Jessie. As he struggles to provide a better life for his family, he is forced to confront the demons of his past when he learns that he may be deported from the only nation he has ever known. Justin Chon, the Korean-American filmmaker behind Man Up, Gook, and Ms. Purple, wrote and directed Blue Bayou.

 

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