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A WILD FIELD (Nguyen Hung Hai, 1981)
The first feature film to be made in Vietnam since the end of the war, it is a story about a couple and their baby living in a no-man's land. ... By day, the couple eke out a subsistence living; by n… Read more

ADRIFT (Bui Thac Chuyen, 2009)
“A subtle, melancholy exploration of erotic angst and uncomfortable awakening.” - New York Times ... In steamy, rain-sodden Hanoi, a bride spends her wedding night waiting by the bed for her husb… Read more

Betel Tree, The (Jakeb Anhvu, 2005)
Anh and Mang reflect on betel-chewing, teeth-lacquering and their displaced past while creating future memories for their grandchild, Tran. ... Jakeb Anhvu will introduce the session on Monday 31 Jul… Read more

BI, DON'T BE AFRAID (Phan ng Di, 2010)
"A heat-soaked panorama of human desires." - Screen International ... It is a stifling Hanoi summer and the unexpected return of six year-old Bi's dying grandfather has an unsettling influence on an … Read more

BUFFALO BOY (Minh Nguyen-Vo, 2004)
The striking debut feature of Minh Nguyen-vo, which won him the Youth Jury and Leopard awards at Lorcano last year, marks him as a filmmaker to look out for. ... Set in Indochina in 1940, his [Buffal… Read more

CYCLO (Tran Anh Hung, 1995)
... ... Director Tran Anh Hung brought rural 50s Vietnam to vibrant, poetic lire in his debut film The Scent of Green Papaya (1993) In his latest. very different film. Tran shows us the bustle and br… Read more

Fisherman's Day (Le Hoang Hoa, 1963)
A beautifully photographed film showing Vietnamese fisherman at work using traditional methods and ancient crafts to wrest a living from the seas. ... Read more

THE DESERTED VALLEY (Pham Nhue Giang, 2001)
A popular title selected for the prestigious 2002 Berlin Film Festival International Forum, The Deserted Valley is a film of universal relevance. Ethnic minorities in Vietnam's remote provinces carve… Read more

WHARF OF WIDOWS (Luu Trong Ninh, 2000)
Van returns from the war against Vietnam's French colonial rulers to find his village devastated. Married women have lost their husbands, younger women may never find one. All gather at the wharf of … Read more

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