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“Blue Bayou” is a drama film written and directed by . The story follows Antonio LeBlanc (), a Korean-American adoptee who has lived his entire life in Louisiana. After a series of events, including the birth of his daughter and his wife's deportation, Antonio finds himself facing deportation as well, despite having lived in the United States for nearly his entire life. The film explores themes of identity, family, and the challenges faced by immigrants in the United States.


“Blue Bayou” is a powerful and poignant film that tackles important issues with sensitivity and nuance. delivers a tour-de-force performance as Antonio, capturing both his vulnerability and his resilience as he fights to stay in the only home he has ever known. The supporting cast, including and Mark O'Brien, add depth and complexity to the story, and the film's Louisiana setting is captured with stunning beauty and authenticity. Director 's thoughtful and nuanced approach to the story allows the film to explore complex themes with subtlety and depth, making it a moving and thought-provoking experience.


“Blue Bayou” has received critical acclaim and has been nominated for several awards. The film was nominated for the Grand Jury Prize at the 2021 Cannes Film Festival and was also screened at the 2021 Toronto International Film Festival. 's performance has been singled out for praise, with many critics hailing it as a career-best. The film's timely and urgent message about immigration and the challenges faced by immigrants in the United States has resonated with audiences and critics alike, making it one of the most important and impactful films of its time.

Directed by ,
Written by
Produced by Charles D. King Kim Roth Poppy Hanks
Starring , , Mark O'Brien, , , , ,
Cinematography Matthew Chuang Ante Cheng
Edited by Reynolds Barney
Music by Roger Suen
Entertainment One MACRO
Distributed by Focus Features (United States) Universal Pictures (International)
Release dates July 13, 2021 (Cannes) September 17, 2021 (United States)
Running time 119 minutes
Country United States
Language English
Box office $791,542

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