Treasures from the Yale Film Archive: THE SCENT OF GREEN PAPAYA

January 15, 2023

The Scent of Green Papaya (Tran Anh Hung, 1993, 104 mins)
Set in midcentury Saigon, the first film in Tran's Vietnam Trilogy offers a lushly-photographed look at the lives and interactions of a servant girl, a concert pianist, and a family in genteel decline. Raghu Pratap called ths César winner and Oscar nominee "remarkable, both as an aesthetic and political project, in exploring the everyday life of Vietnamese people". In Vietnamese with English subtitles. 35mm print from the Yale Film Archive.

Free and open to the public. All attendees must be asymptomatic and fully vaccinated against COVID-19 (including boosters when eligible) and should be prepared to show proof of vaccination. Masks are recommended.

7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 19

Humanities Quadrangle, Room L01
320 York Street
New Haven, CT

Treasures from the Yale Film Archive is an ongoing series of classic and contemporary films in 35mm curated by the Yale Film Archive, presented with support from Paul L. Joskow ’70 M.Phil., ’72 Ph.D.