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in_IN
present_JJ
day_NN
hanoi_NP
,_,
three_CD
sisters_NNS
reflect_VB
on_IN
their_PP$
parents_NNS
'_"
relationship_NN
while_CS
trying_VBG
to_IN
define_VB
their_PP$
own_DT
in_IN
writer_NN
/_SYM
director_NN
tran_NP
anh_???
hung_JJ
's_NNS
(_(
"_"
the_DT
scent_NN
of_IN
green_JJ
papaya_NP
"_"
)_)
"_"
the_DT
vertical_JJ
ray_NN
of_IN
the_DT
sun_NN
._.
"_"
youngest_JJS
sister_NN
lien_???
(_(
tran_NP
nu_NN
yen-khe_NP
)_)
greets_VBZ
the_DT
day_NN
with_IN
hai_???
(_)
ngo_???
quanq_???
hai_???
)_(
,_,
the_DT
only_JJ
brother_NN
whom_WP
she_PP
rooms_NNS
and_CC
relentlessly_RB
flirts_NNS
with_IN
._.
their_PP$
morning_NN
ritual_NN
of_IN
tai_???
chi_NP
and_CC
lou_NP
reed_NP
precedes_VBZ
crossing_NN
the_DT
street_NN
to_IN
eldest_JJS
sister_NN
suong_JJ
's_POS
(_(
nguyen_NP
nhu_???
quynh_???
)_(
cafe_NN
,_,
where_CS
lien_???
works_VBZ
,_,
for_IN
breakfast_NN
._.
the_DT
three_CD
sisters_NNS
lovingly_RB
prepare_VB
their_PP$
mother_NN
's_POS
memorial_NN
banquet_NN
of_IN
traditional_JJ
delicacies_NNS
,_,
prepared_VBN
as_IN
much_DT
for_IN
look_NN
as_IN
taste_NN
,_,
while_CS
giggling_VBG
over_IN
the_DT
differences_NNS
between_IN
the_DT
sexes_NNS
._.
after_IN
the_DT
family_NN
breaks_VBZ
from_IN
the_DT
banquet_NN
,_,
we_PP
learn_VB
that_CS
suong_JJ
's_POS
young_NP
son_NN
'little_NN
monkey_NN
'_"
is_BEZ
doted_VBN
upon_IN
,_,
but_CC
there_EX
's_BEZ
a_DT
distance_NN
developing_JJ
with_IN
her_PP$
husband_NN
quoc_???
(_(
chu_NP
ngoc_???
hung_JJ
)_(
,_,
who_NP
's_POS
leaving_VBG
for_CS
one_CD
of_IN
his_PP$
habitual_JJ
botanical_JJ
photography_NN
trips_NNS
._.
middle_NN
sister_NN
khanh_???
(_(
tran_NP
manh_???
cuong_NN
)_(
tells_VBZ
her_PP$
writer_NN
husband_NN
she_PP
's_BEZ
pregnant_JJ
before_IN
he_PP
leaves_NNS
on_IN
a_DT
trip_NN
to_IN
saigon_NP
to_IN
research_NN
tuan_???
,_,
a_DT
mysterious_JJ
man_NN
in_IN
his_PP$
mother-in-law_NN
's_POS
past_NN
._.
lien_???
keeps_VBZ
crawling_NN
into_IN
hai_???
's_NNS
bed_NN
at_IN
night_NN
,_,
causing_VBG
him_PP
to_IN
fall_NN
out_RP
of_IN
it_PP
._.
the_DT
initial_JJ
serenity_NN
we_PP
witnessed_VBD
starts_NNS
turning_VBG
into_IN
a_DT
soap_NN
opera_NN
before_IN
coming_VBG
to_IN
full_JJ
circle_NN
one_CD
month_NN
later_RBR
,_,
as_CS
the_DT
three_CD
women_NNS
prepare_VB
their_PP$
father_NN
's_POS
memorial_NN
banquet_NN
._.
"_"
the_DT
vertical_JJ
ray_NN
of_IN
the_DT
sun_NN
"_"
is_BEZ
a_DT
contemplative_JJ
piece_NN
where_CS
strong_JJ
passions_NNS
exist_VB
underneath_IN
calm_NN
exteriors_NNS
._.
sly_JJ
humor_NN
,_,
self_NN
deceit_CS
and_CC
harsh_JJ
truths_NNS
all_PDT
exist_VB
in_IN
the_DT
cyclic_JJ
screenplay_NN
._.
tran_NP
anh_???
hung_JJ
and_CC
his_PP$
cinematographer_NN
mark_NN
lee_NP
ping-bin_JJ
(_(
"_"
flowers_NNS
of_IN
shanghai_NP
"_"
)_)
linger_VB
over_IN
and_CC
repeat_VB
the_DT
small_JJ
gestures_NNS
of_IN
everyday_JJ
life_NN
-_-
a_DT
wife_NN
washes_NNS
her_PP
husbands_NNS
hands_NNS
,_,
a_DT
woman_NN
makes_VBZ
water_NN
dance_NN
in_IN
a_DT
bowl_NN
,_,
a_DT
man_NN
pulls_VBZ
his_PP$
lover_NN
to_IN
face_NN
him_PP
before_IN
they_PP
part_NN
._.
small_JJ
spaces_NNS
such_DT
as_IN
rooms_NNS
,_,
alleys_NNS
and_CC
courtyards_NNS
create_VB
intimacy_NN
._.
the_DT
color_NN
green_JJ
,_,
symbolizing_VBG
life_NN
and_CC
tranquility_NN
,_,
is_BEZ
used_VBN
heavily_RB
in_IN
the_DT
film_NN
's_POS
visual_JJ
styling_NN
,_,
lapsing_VBG
into_IN
yellowish_JJ
hues_NNS
and_CC
blues_NNS
._.
writer_NN
/_SYM
director_NN
tran_NP
anh_???
hung_JJ
's_NNS
film_NN
recalls_VBZ
ang_???
lee_NN
's_HVZ
"_"
eat_VB
drink_NN
man_NN
woman_NN
,_,
"_"
another_DT
tale_NN
of_IN
three_CD
sisters_NNS
of_IN
varying_JJ
modernity_NN
coming_VBG
together_RB
traditionally_RB
for_IN
a_DT
parent_NN
._.
but_CC
while_CS
lee_NP
's_POS
more_DT
traditionally_RB
story-driven_JJ
film_NN
resulted_VBD
in_IN
radical_JJ
changes_NNS
for_IN
all_PDT
concerned_JJ
,_,
"_"
the_DT
vertical_JJ
ray_NN
of_IN
the_DT
sun_NN
's_POS
"_"
characters_NNS
strive_VB
for_IN
peaceful_JJ
harmony_NN
._.
watching_VBG
it_PP
is_BEZ
like_IN
trailing_VBG
your_PP$
fingertips_NNS
in_IN
a_DT
stream_NN
on_IN
a_DT
cool_JJ
spring_NN
day_NN
._.