[See the trailer over at IMDb.]
If Miguel Flores-Vianna describes something as a favorite, I immediately want to learn more about it. He has a wonderful eye. Ages ago, when I was working on a movie-related free lance assignment, Miguel told me about The Scent of Green Papaya, a visually stunning 1993 Vietnamese/French film.
The story unfolds in Vietnam during the late 1940s and progresses through the early 60s. In his review, Roger Ebert writes that it's a "poem for the eyes."