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Films From Vietnam

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 night, the husband joins Vietcong patrols. Their wild field is regularly strafed by U.S. helicopters ... Read more
“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 husband, as he drinks himself unconscious downstairs. So begins a marriage destined to be unfulfilled ... Read more
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 July, 5pm at Greater Union.---D/S Jakeb Anhvu P Steve Thomas, Marsha Emerman WS VCA School of Film & ... Read more
"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 already fragmented family. While his father finds solace in booze and the affections of his ... Read more
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 [Buffalo Boy] is the coming-of-age story of 15-year-old Kim, who lives with his elderly parents in a ... Read more
... ... 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 brutality of modern urban existence in a surreal Ho Chi Minn City running over with crime. violence ... Read more
A beautifully photographed film showing Vietnamese fisherman at work using traditional methods and ancient crafts to wrest a living from the seas. ... Read more
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 out an existence largely disconnected from western influence - their lives rarely investigated in ... Read more
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 widows, by the river that supports them, to grieve, gossip, even laugh in the face of their terrible ... Read more
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