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10th February | 18:30 -

EAFFI: The Scent of Green Papaya at Pálás Cinema

The East Asia Film Festival Ireland (EAFFI) is delighted to present The Scent of Green Papaya at Pálás Cinema on Saturday 10 February to celebrate Lunar New Year 2024: Year of the Dragon.

The first part of his Vietnam Trilogy, The Scent of Green Papaya is French-Vietnamese writer-director Trần Anh Hùng’s (The Taste of Things, 2023) brilliant debut feature, set in 1950/60s Saigon. In a subtle exploration of female characters, the story unfolds in two parts beginning in 1951. In the interiors of a house and garden with a papaya tree, domestic chores and the intimate life of a wealthy but troubled family and their servants unfold. The slow decline of a society, its family life, gender and class, mirrors the coming-of-age and romantic blossoming of servant girl Mùi.Sparse dialogue and elaborate compositions in a precise palette of colours, textures and sounds (birds, insects, plants, food preparation, clothes, interiors and piano), combine with fluid tracking shots to create a languorous and sensual cinema full of palpable sensations. A pioneer of lyrical and evocative films!

Event Date
10th February 2024 - 10th February 2024
Event Time
18:30 -
Event Category Venue
Pálás Cinema
Spanish Arch
Event Address
15 Merchants Rd Lower,
H91 F6DF
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