The Scent of Green Papaya

Stunningly gorgeous.

A lusciously-beautiful film, this memory tale charts the life of a young Vietnamese girl as she works as a servant for two different families.

Her first job lands her with a rich, but deeply-fractured family, giving her a front row seat as their lives crumble.

Later she goes to work for a pianist who’s more interested in his servant than in his own fiancée, setting up a not-totally unexpected finale.

Winner of the Caméra d’Or at Cannes, and an Oscar nominee for Best Foreign Language film, this remains, 27 years later, a thoroughly enchanting slice of world cinema.