Scent of Green Papaya

Director:   Anh Hung Tran
Year:   1993
Language:   Vietnamese
Time:   104 minutes

Set in Saigon in the 1950s.  Follows a young orphan girl as she grows to be a beautiful, sensitive woman while working as a servant, first for a turbulent family and then for a young classical pianist. Named best film by a first-time director at the 1993 Cannes Film Festival.

Rated PG.


Review from the Washington Post

Review by James Berardinelli

Analysis of three of Tran's best-known films