Tran Anh Hung`s version of La pierre de l’attente: Is the tale of a man and a woman, both boat people, who meet in a transit refugee camp in Indonesia. Years later, they live in Paris, married with a child. One day, the husband discovers that his wife happens to be his younger sister, whom he thought had died during the war. He subsequently leaves home. —East-West encounters: Franco-Asian cinema and literature
Trần Anh Hùng (born December 23, 1962) is a French film director of Vietnamese ancestry.
He was born in Đà Nẵng, Central Vietnam, and emigrated to France when he was 12 following the fall of Saigon at the end of the Vietnam War in 1975.
Being exposed to and loving classic films, Tran indicated the immense effect they had upon spurring his film-making desires. Admittedly, Bergman, Tarkovsky and Kurosawa all had a hand in the evolution of his directorial aspirations.
His Oscar-nominated debut (for Best Foreign Film) was with the The Scent of Green Papaya (1993) which also won two top prizes at the prestigious Cannes Film Festival, and his followup Cyclo (1995) featured top Hong Kong movie star Tony Leung Chiu Wai, also eventually nabbing a top prize at the Venice International Film Festival. The Vertical Ray of the Sun, released in 2000, was the third film in what many consider now to be his “Vietnam trilogy.”
After a sabbatical, it… read more