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THE VERTICAL RAY OF THE SUN

Foreign

In this critically acclaimed Vietnamese drama from 2000, three sisters living in modern-day Hanoi – Lien (trān nū yēn khē, Cyclo), Suong (nguyēn nhū quȳnh, The Chinese Botanist’s Daughters) and Khanh (lēkhanh) – prepare a banquet for the anniversary of their mother’s death. Upon the ending of the banquet, the three sisters’ personal lives go through different stages of distress, dealing with strife in their personal relationships and the revelation of a mysterious man who lingered throughout their mother’s life. Directed by trān anh hūng (The Scent of Green Papaya), THE VERTICAL RAY OF THE SUN is a beautifully shot film that transports you into another world. Newly remastered.

© 2000 Les Productions Lazennec, Studio Canal and Arte France Cinema. All Rights Reserved.