My Hanoi opens a window onto a little-known city. Vietnam’s capital city hides a myriad beautiful gems and secrets. In order to discover them, visitors need to look away from the French historical centre, and start wandering the narrow lanes of the working-class areas, and immerse themselves in the beauty of Vietnamese street life. Jean-Noël Poirier, a career diplomat, has spent ten years living in Vietnam, and four as France’s ambassador. Rather than writing an essay about his experience, as any diplomat would, he has chosen to make a film, and to reveal his very own and personal Hanoi. For 52 minutes, the former ambassador takes the audience by the hand on a tour throughout the city. He shares with the public his love for little-known areas where the Vietnamese soul lives. Hanoi resembles the Vietnamese people: discreet, inventive, and soendearing.