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PR: The Scent of Green Papaya on DVD & Blu-ray Apr 26


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The Scent of Green Papaya on DVD & Blu-ray Apr 26An Academy Award® nominee for Best Foreign Language Film, Tran Anh Hung's luxuriant, visually seductive debut (New York Times) recreates antebellum Vietnam through both the wide eyes of childhood and the deep blush of first love. In 1951 Saigon, 10 year old Mui (Lu Man San) enters household service for an affluent but troubled Vietnamese family. Despite her servile role, Mui discovers beauty and epiphany in the lush physical details that envelope her, while earning the fragile affection of the household's grieving matriarch.

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...Of great visual beauty...a film to cherish. - Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times

...Luxuriant, visually seductive...it casts a rich, delicate spell. - Janet Maslin, The New York Times

The Scent of Green Papaya

New York, NY - April 14, 2011 - Lorber Films is proud to announce the Blu-ray and DVD release of The Scent of Green Papaya (1993), a film by Tran Anh Hung.



The film comes to Blu-ray and DVD, newly mastered in HD, with special features that include a behind-the-scenes featurette, theatrical trailer and stills gallery. The Blu-ray is priced at $29.95, and the DVD at $24.95. Both are available for prebook on March 29, 2011, and the street date for each is April 26.

An Academy Award® nominee for Best Foreign Language Film, Tran Anh Hung's luxuriant, visually seductive debut (New York Times) recreates antebellum Vietnam through both the wide eyes of childhood and the deep blush of first love. In 1951 Saigon, 10 year old Mui (Lu Man San) enters household service for an affluent but troubled Vietnamese family. Despite her servile role, Mui discovers beauty and epiphany in the lush physical details that envelope her, while earning the fragile affection of the household's grieving matriarch. As she comes of age, the now grown Mui (Tran Nu Yen-Khe) finds her relationship with a handsome pianist she has admired since childhood growing in depth and complexity.

Though steeped in writer-director Tran Anh Hung's southeast Asia heritage, The Scent of Green Papaya was realized entirely within a Parisian soundstage. The film's heady, scrupulously detailed and wholly authentic depiction of a society in decline, a family in quiet turmoil, and lovers on the threshold of romance earned the Camera D'Or at the Cannes Film Festival. A timeless evocation of life's universal enchantment and a powerful portrait of a vanished world, The Scent of Green Papaya is a film to cherish (Roger Ebert).

The Scent of Green Papaya
Director: Tran Anh Hung



Vietnam - France / 1993 / 104 min. / Color / Anamorphic (1.66:1) /
In Vietnamese w/ optional English subtitles



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News Editor April 22, 2011, 9:27 am