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Parasites’ Paradise: The Erasure of Memory in Dang Nhat Minh’s ‘The House of Guava (Mùa ỏ̂i)’

Memory, mourning, and melancholia figure prominently in the films of Dang Nhat Minh, Vietnam’s national film director and scriptwriter. Born in Hue in 1938, Dang studied in the Soviet Union where he was introduced to filmmaking (Cohen, 2001). His state-funded oeuvre – including When the Tenth Month Comes (1984), Nostalgia for the Countryside (1995), The Girl of the River (1987), and Don’t [...]

Benalu-benalu Surga: Penghapusan Kenangan dalam film The House of Guava (Mùa ỏ̂i) karya Dang Nhat Minh

Kenangan, kesedihan, dan tokoh melankolis ditonjolkan dalam berbagai film Vietnam. Lahir di Hue pada tahun 1938, Dang belajar di Uni Soviet tempat ia diperkenalkan ke pembuatan film (Cohen, 2001). Hasil kerjanya yang didanai oleh pemerintah – termasuk When the Tenth Month Comes (1984), Nostalgia for the Countryside (1995), The Girl of the River (1987), and Don’t Burn (2009) – yang umumnya [...]