2009. Vietnam. Bui Thac Chuyen. 110 min.
Thursday, January 14, 2010, 8:00 p.m.
Theater 1 (The Roy and Niuta Titus Theater 1), T1
2009. Vietnam. Directed by Bui Thac Chuyen. Screenplay by Phan Dang Di. With Linh-Dan Pham, Do Thi Hai Yen, Jonny Tri Nguyen. Shifting, boundary-pushing relationships reshape traditional family-oriented mores in this intimate drama centering on a newlywed couple’s separate sexual awakenings. Atmospheric, sensual, and psychologically complex, Chuyen’s assured, absorbing second feature traces the emotional and psychological landscapes of modern love in languorous scenes bristling with fraught desires and loneliness. In Vietnamese; English subtitles. 110 min.