A little girl, Mui, went to a house as a new servant. The mother still mourns the death of her daughter, who would have been Mui’s age. In her mind she treated Mui as her daughter. 10 years later Mui (now a young woman) was sent to another family, a young pianist and his wife. The musician falls in love with the peasant, he taught her literacy and they eventually married. A movie about a girl’s life. –IMDb
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.”
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On sent que c’est un film sur l’Asie réalisé par quelqu’un ayant une forte culture occidentale. Tran Anh Hung décide de revenir sur son pays qui l’a vu naître, mais filme le tout comme un Français… read review
casi de acuerdo contigo jan, excepto porque más allá de las cuestiones de forma que describes puntualmente y que la separan de las narraciones tradicionales fundadas en mucho en la palabra, la cinta… read review
Saigòn, Vietnam,1951. Una calida y silenciosa noche de verano. Desde el fondo de un callejòn, aparece la figura de una pequeña niña de 10 años de edad de nombre Mui (Man San Lu), quien ha sido llamada… read review