Nhat Minh Dang

Nhat Minh Dang – Thuong nho dong que aka Nostalgia for the Countryside (1995)

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Powerful and poetic, Nostalgia for the Countryside explores the tensions and traumas of everyday life in a rural Vietnamese village. The arrival from abroad of Quyen, who fled the village as a small girl, coincides with the sexual awakening of 17-year-old Nham, through whose eyes the story unfolds. While picturesque on the surface, the countryside that Quyen dreamed about turns out to be a landscape of poverty, passion and tragedy – though not without pockets of warmth and humor. Read More »

Nhat Minh Dang – Bao gio cho den thang muoi AKA The Love Doesn’t Come Back (1984)

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‘When the Tenth Month Comes’ (‘Bao gio cho den thang muoi’) Vietnam
(Dang Nhat Minh, 1984)
A vivid portrayal from the point of view of a young Vietnamese widow of the legacy of the Vietnam war. It was released internationally under the name “The Love Doesn’t Come Back.”
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