Three Seasons
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With sweeping directorial vision and a powerful poetic narrative, Tony Bui has created an enormously impressive feature debut about the "new" Vietnam. Weaving three stories (really four) into a striking pictorial tapestry, Three Seasons contrasts the traditional to the modern in a nation in the chaotic throes of transition. We meet four ordinary people living almost as strangers in their own land: a young girl hired to aid a reclusive spiritual master; a cyclo driver who becomes obsessed with a proud and ambitious prostitute; a very young boy hustling lighters, gum, and cheap watches… More
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 81%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Stronger in visual imagery than in ideas or characters, Bui's impressive feature debut, which is set in Vietnam, won the Sundance Film Festival jury and audience awards."
‑ Emanuel Levy, EmanuelLevy.Com
"An extraordinary cross-cultural masterpiece shining with incredible images, a keen sense of place, and a reverence for the incredible yearning of ordinary people."
‑ Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat, Spirituality and Practice
"Everything gets tidied up in nice little packages by the film's end and every one walks away enchanted."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
‑ Leonard Klady, Movie City News
"Bui has no sense of pacing or momentum."
‑ Chuck Rudolph, Matinee Magazine
"A nice but essentially boring and meaningless movie that could have been made, let's say, by the Saigon Chamber of Commerce back in 1952."
‑ Shirley Sealy, Film Journal International
"A light and lovely movie that satisfies, but goes away quickly."
‑ Jeffrey M. Anderson, Combustible Celluloid
"A fascinating look at life in modern-day Vietnam."
‑ Michael Dequina,
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