A young Vietnamese woman looks off camera in a blavkl and white image, standing in front of a lake.

About When The Tenth Month Comes

In the final days of the war, Duyen faces a daily struggle to take care of her young son and ailing father-in-law, all the while hiding from them the fact that her husband has recently been killed in battle. 1984 feature When The Tenth Month Comes is a vivid portrayal from the point of view of a young Vietnamese widow of the legacy of the Vietnam war, released internationally under the name The Love Doesn’t Come Back.

Screening as part of the Star Nhà Ease: Vietnamese Cinema season, presenting a captivating collection of Vietnamese cinematic treasures. Co-curated by Cường Minh Bá Phạm, Esther Johnson and Tuyết Vân Huỳnh, this season is both a celebration and introduction of Vietnamese cinema to UK audiences.

Booking info

Duration includes trailers, adverts and any Q&A/panel. For events such as NT Live, Colour Box and Reel & Meal there will be minimal advertising. We do not admit latecomers after the main feature has started and we have a limited food & drink policy. MAC’s cinema programme has been generously supported by BFI Film Audience Network and Film Hub Midlands.

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