Inside the Yellow Cocoon Shell

  • February 7, 2024 / 19:00
  • February 18, 2024 / 15:00

Director: Thien An Pham
Cast: Dylan Besseau, Le Phong Vu, Nguyen Thi Truc Quynh
Vietnam, Singapore, France, Spain, 2023, 178', DCP, color
Vietnamese with Turkish subtitles 

The film, which was selected as the best debut film at the 2023 Cannes Film Festival and won the Golden Camera Award, follows Thien on a tragic journey with his five-year-old nephew, who is left motherless after a horrific traffic accident. Thien sets out to their rural hometown to find his brother, who disappeared years ago, in an attempt to entrust his nephew, Dao, to him. However, the journey is interrupted by a series of dreams and mesmerizing encounters that reignite suppressed memories and forbidden desires. Amidst Vietnam's unique landscapes, Thien questions the meaning of life and existence.

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