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Inside The Yellow Cocoon Shell

Indonesian Premiere

178 minutes | 2023 | Vietnam, Singapore, France, Spain | Narrative | 🔊 Vietnamese | English Sub. | Age Rating


A reluctant Thien must take the body of his sister-in-law, who died in a freak Motorcycle accident in Saigon, and her five-year-old son Dao, who miraculously survived the crash, to their hometown in the countryside.Thien begins a search for his older brother who vanished years ago to hand Dao over to him. On the road, Thien has a series of sublime dreams and enthralling encounters that reignite suppressed memories and forbidden desires. Deep in the labyrinth of these phantom pursuits, Thien battles with his own existential crisis of what is worth living for.


WED, 29 NOV 2023 | XXI STUDIO 4 | 16:45

THU, 30 NOV 2023 | XXI STUDIO 4 | 12:00

Director's Biography

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Pham Thien An

Pham Thien An

Thien An Pham is a film director and writer from Vietnam. After graduating in Information Technology, he realized his interest in cinematography and filmmaking by teaching himself how to shoot and edit films. His short film The Mute has traveled to Palm Springs, Tampere and Uppsala film festivals. His latest short Stay Awake, Be Ready, won the Illy Prize at Directors’ Fortnight 2019 and was screened at numerous festivals such as Clermont-Ferrand, Locarno Open Doors, Busan and has won other awards.

Cast & Crew

Kru & Pemain

Production Company

JK Film, Pōtocol, Deuxième Ligne Films, Zorba The Imaginary Friend, Fasten Films

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Notable Achievement

Caméra d’Or | Cannes Film Festival, 2023

Roberto Rossellini Best Film Award | Pingyao International Film Festival, 2023

Melbourne International Film Festival, 2023


Stay Awake, Be Ready (2019)

The Mute (2018)