Vietnamese Film Premiere in Cannes 2023
“Inside the Yellow Cocoon Shell” follows the emotional journey of Thien, who is entrusted with the responsibility of delivering his sister-in-law’s body to their hometown after a tragic motorcycle accident in Saigon.
Amidst this heartbreaking task, Thien also takes care of his nephew, Dao, a five-year-old survivor of the accident. As they traverse the mystical landscapes of rural Vietnam, Thien embarks on a quest to find his long-lost brother and reunite him with Dao, a journey that ultimately leads him to question his faith.
|“Inside the Yellow Cocoon Shell” by first-time feature director Pham Thien An will have its global premiere next month in the 76th Cannes film festival (Photo: Le Polyester)|
The film is produced by Vietnam’s JK Film and Singapore’s Protocol in coproduction with France’s Deuxième Ligne Films and Spain’s Fasten Films. It was supported by the Singapore Film Commission, Purin Pictures, Normandie Images and the Hubert Bals Script & Development Scheme. It was also presented at Cannes Focus COPRO’ in 2019 and the Locarno Open Doors Hub in 2020, where it was awarded a grant for development support from Visions Sud Est.
According to Yahoo! News, Dubai-based sales agency Cercamon has picked up international rights to “Inside the Yellow Cocoon Shell” by first-time feature director Pham Thien An.
“We found ourselves deeply engaged with the story, its characters, and the cinematography which was truly beautiful. We are incredibly honored to represent Inside the Yellow Cocoon Shell,” said Sébastien Chesneau, Cercamon CEO. “This film is a testament to the power of storytelling to transcend cultural boundaries and captivate audiences with its compelling narrative and stunning visuals.”
|Vietnamese director Tran Anh Hung (Photo: Dan Viet).|
Vietnam has another representative at the Cannes film festival. The film “The Passion of Dodin Bouffant” by the famous Vietnamese director Tran Anh Hung was also selected by the 76th Cannes Film Festival. “The Passion of Dodin Bouffant” will appear for Palm d’Or (Golden Palm) Awards, as shared by the event’s organizers earlier this month.
The film is adapted from Marcel Rouff’s 1924 novel “La vie et la Passion d Dodin-Bouffant, Gourmet”, about a romance in 1885 between a chef, starring Juliette Binoche, and a gourmet, starring Benoit Magimel. “The Passion of Dodin Bouffant” was shot from April to May 2022 at Segré-en-Anjou Bleu castle in Maine-et-Loire, France. Director Tran Anh Hung is known for his movies produced in Vietnam, including The Scent of Green Papaya (1993), Cyclo (1995), and The Vertical Ray of the Sun (2000).
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The lovely short animated film by Vietnamese director Mai Vu hope to bring the perspective of Vietnamese to friends from other countries.
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