As part of our Mekong river cruise we spent a morning in the town of Sa Dec. One of our stops was at The Lover's house.
I'll admit I never heard of this author, book or movie.
You can tell by the photo that it was the Lunar New Year period.
The French writer Marguerite Duras lived in Sa Đéc during a three- to four-year period between 1928 and 1932. Her mother ran a school at the corner of Hùng Vương and Hồ Xuân Hương, where a school still exists today (now it is Trung Vuong Primary School).
We were served tea as we were told the story of the lovers.
Duras met Huynh Thuy Le, the son of a wealthy Chinese family, and the two became involved in a love affair that became the basis for Duras's 1984 Prix Goncourt-winning novel, The Lover. The house of Huynh Thuy Le, at 255A Nguyen Hue Street, was, for many years an office for a government agency. In 2007 it was opened to the public, with guides offering tours in French, English and Vietnamese.