3: This watery environment would be a strange world to live in on a permanent basis. I caught a glimpse of it on my recent travels in Thailand, Vietnam, Cambodia, and Laos. So, it is both familiar and entirely foreign. Living within the marshlands like this could certainly never be easy. You would be far more susceptible to the whims of the weather than most. I can't help but wonder how close to reality this is for some in modern day Vietnam. I certainly don't doubt that this was how people lived in the past, but I wonder how many modern amenities have infiltrated a place like this today. As is the case with all the films I purchase during my travels, whether from Iraq, Korea, Beijing, Hong Kong, Thailand, Vietnam, or Cambodia, they seem somehow more meaningful and personal. Just as in Tres Estaciones, the characters here dream of a better and more secure existence, which for them means an escape from the marshlands to a patch of dry, or at least drier, land. It's an interesting and unique film.