An official selection of the 2021 Cannes Film Festival from award-winning writer/director Justin Chon, Blue Bayou is the moving and timely story of a uniquely American family fighting for their future. Antonio LeBlanc (Chon), a Korean adoptee raised in a small town in the Louisiana bayou, is married to the love of his life Kathy (Alicia Vikander), and step-dad to their beloved daughter Jessie. Struggling to make a better life for his family, he must confront the ghosts of his past when he discovers that he could be deported from the only country he has ever called home.
Actor-turned-filmmaker Justin Chon took the Sundance Film Festival by storm in 2017 with his startling black-and-white L.A. riots drama Gook. His 2019 follow-up, Ms. Purple, was set in modern-day Koreatown and told the story of a brother and sister caring for their terminally ill father. With his latest feature, BLUE BAYOU, Chon left behind Southern California for the balmy climbs of New Orleans and its environs to tell the compelling story of one man whose future and whose family hangs in the balance after his citizenship status is called into question.