Sunday 16th June ’19 at 7pm
1992 (15) colour 159min (drama/romance)
The setting is Indochina, during the decline of French colonialism. Eliane, is a wealthy French widow. When two of her closest friends are killed in a plane crash she raises their daughter Camille, a Vietnamese princess, as if she was her own. The film charts the attempts of Camille to find and be with the young naval officer she fell in love with after he saved her life. The story is set against the rise of communism that ultimately led to the independence of French Indochina and the division of Vietnam.
Oscar 1993: Best Foreign film, Golden Globe 1993: Best Foreign Film, César Awards 1993: Best cinematography.