A gorgeous, unyielding, slow burn, in this travelogue-love story Henry Golding plays Kit, a gay Vietnamese-British animator returning to Vietnam for the first time since his departure at the age of six. Kit is no longer able to speak Vietnamese, doesn’t recognize what ought to be familiar scenery, and is unmoored from his remaining family members. A sense of heady disorientation floods the film, as director and writer Hong Khaou etches a painstakingly detailed sketch of intimate bewilderment, muted grief, a reaching hope, never quite grasped. Lush cinematography intersperses quiet, domestic tableaus with the hectic buzz of city streets, all coming together around Golding’s standout performance, leaving behind his flashy-Prince Charming typecast for a more subtle roil of emotions.