• Golden Globe Awards

Kiều (Vietnam)

Kiều, directed by Mai Thu Huyền, blends action and romance alongside lushly staged melodrama in a manner, which summons forth feelings one might most readily associate with the grand, sweeping, foretold fates of an epic poem. That’s no surprise, given that the movie is inspired by a selected excerpt from poet Nguyễn Du’s 3,254-verse “luc bát” meter classic 19th century text “The Tale of Kiều,” an enduring and widely translated piece of early feminism, and one of the most famous Vietnamese literary works of all-time.