Sunday, August 28, 2011

The Moon at the Bottom of the Well

Last week I watched The Moon at the Bottom of the Well, an absolutely beautiful Vietnamese film, made in 2008.
Set in Hue, it is the story of the perfect wife in a less-than-perfect marriage. What makes the film utterly unique is its detailed look at popular religion, particularly the traditional shamanism and mediumship that occupies a legal grey-area in Vietnam.
I was captured right from the beginning, and learned quite a lot from it.

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