Published on Thursday, 06 September 2018 11:00
Written by Saigoneer.
This quirky Vietnamese short video, titled Secret Fate, explaining that ghosts are the cause for Vietnam’s “forever alone” community has gone viral.
With gorgeous, colorful animation borrowed from traditional Vietnamese paintings like Dong Ho, the bizarre video explains how your romantic efforts may be thwarted thanks to clingy soul mates from a past life. But don’t worry, the cure is simply a shaman-call away. The clip’s main theme is how to navigate relationships in one’s youth, much like popular productions like The School of Life or TED, but the tone is facetious and much less serious.
While alluding to broad Vietnamese folk beliefs, the concept of malicious specter exes seems to be a wholly original concoction of F.Studio. The 12-person (and one-dog) Hanoi-based production team creates strange and visually arresting animation for clients as well as independent projects often focusing on Vietnamese culture. So far, Secret Fate has already caught the internet’s attention and has been viewed over 582,000 times as of today.
Check out the delightfully odd video below: