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When the Tenth Month Comes 18

Part of Star Nhà Ease: Vietnamese Cinema
Dang Nhat Minh, Vietnam, 1984, 95m.

When the Tenth Month Comes has been newly restored and is screening in the UK for the first time. The screening will have a live introduction from one of the curators. 

1984: After a visit to the South-Eastern border to see her husband, Duyên returned home carrying an indescribable pain: her husband had been killed. This devastating news caused her to accidentally fall into the river while crossing it, but Teacher Khang, who was with her, saved her life. Upon returning home, Duyên chose not to reveal her husband's death to her family, as her father-in-law was gravely ill. In an attempt to provide some comfort, she asked Teacher Khang to occasionally write letters pretending to be from her late husband, to maintain the illusion that he was still alive.

This arrangement led to misunderstandings, causing Teacher Khang to face judgement from his loved one and his school community, ultimately forcing him to transfer to another school. As Duyên's father-in-law's illness worsened, he requested that Duyên send a telegram to his son, urging him to come home. In a poignant turn of events, Duyên's son encountered soldiers and brought them home just as the old man was drawing his last breath.

With the support of the BFI, awarding funds from the National Lottery and the British Council. Supported by Longdan LTD

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