Film Screening - THE SEASON OF GUAVAS
Showcasing the breadth of technological and filmmaking possibilities around archival film materials, we are delighted to present four public screenings as part of the series of events "Film as a Cultural Heritage". Bookended by two Vietnamese cinema classics showing in rarely seen 2K-resolution image quality (We’ll Be Seeing Us Again, 1974, director - Tran Vu; and The Season of Guavas, 2000, director - Dang Nhat Minh), the programme also features a documentary on life in Scotland created entirely from archival footage (From Scotland with Love, 2014, director - Virginia Heath), as well as an Indian epic from the 1920s fully restored by the British Film Institute (Shiraz: A Romance of India, 1928, director - Franz Osten).
Plus post-screening Q&A with filmmaker Dang Nhat Minh. Free entry. Please register in advance via https://bit.ly/2UK3yrV
* INFORMATION ABOUT FILM SCREENING - THE SEASON OF GUAVAS
1. Time: 19:30 Saturday, 18 January 2019
2. Location: Screen 2 - National Cinema Centre, 87 Lang Ha, Dong Da, Hanoi
3. About "The Season of Guavas":
2K-resolution version digitised by the Vietnam Film Institute.
+ Directors: Mr. Dang Nhat Minh
+ Duration: 100 minutes
+ Languages: Vietnamese, with subtitles in English
"The Season of Guavas" traces the changing values of society in Vietnam through the eyes of a gentle and kindhearted man, Hoa (Bui Bai Binh). After a childhood accident left him mentally impaired, his sister (Lan Huong) has looked after him for 30 years. Living as much in his beautiful memories as in the present, Hoa is drawn to return to his father’s house, now occupied by a businessman’s young daughter. They build a quiet friendship together, but are challenged by the misunderstandings of others.
"The film is an ode to human dignity amidst changing times where good deeds are deemed as suspicious or acts of folly." (Tuổi Trẻ)