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Inside the Yellow Cocoon Shell

OT: Bên trong vỏ kén vàng

Pham Thien An // Vietnam, Singapore, France, Spain, 2023
Fiction Feature // FF2023



With virtuoso artistry, the film tells of a mystical pilgrimage through the hinterland of Vietnam, which is characterized by the Christian minority. Together with his 5-year old nephew, Thien returns from Saigon to his family’s village to bury his sister-in-law. Back home, the ghosts of the past await him – and he begins an existential search for his brother who disappeared years before, which brings together faith, doubt and the overwhelming power of nature.


THIEN AN PHAM (*1989 in Vietnam) has been seen at numerous film festivals with his shorts The Mute and Stay Awake. Inside the Yellow Cocoon Shell is his debut feature and was awarded the Caméra d'Or for best debut at Cannes.



Bên trong vỏ kén vàng

Fiction Feature


Asia Express//FF2023

Vietnam, Singapore, France, Spain


178 min

OV with English subtitles

Pham Thien An

Pham Thien An

Le Phong Vu, Nguyen Thi Truc Quynh, Nguyen Thinh, Vu Ngoc Manh

Jeremy Chua, Tran Van Thi; Co-Producers Marie Dubas, Nguyen Ka, Adrià Monés Murlans

Dinh Duy Hung

Vuong Gia Bao, Xander Toh

Pham Thien An

Pham Thien An, Huynh Phuong Hien

Huynh Phuong Hien


Dorian Magagnin | dorian@cercamon.biz


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