Inside the Yellow Cocoon Shell


PHAM Thiên Ân | 2023 | Fiction | Color | DCP | 178min (KN, E)

12.1(금) 19:20-22:28 CGV Apgujeong ART1 E, KN, OT, 15
12.8(금) 13:00-15:58 CGV Apgujeong ART1 E, KN, 15

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.


With Inside the Yellow Cocoon Shell, I want to examine how a man’s physical journey to his hometown leads him to reconnect with his past. This homecoming reveals his internal conflict between a faith he neglected and a life which makes him deeply unsatisfied.
The journey reflects dimensions of the human soul, something that we constantly seek for but that can’t ever fully reach, something connected to our dreams, our passions and the inevitability of death. I believe that we all look towards spiritually to overcome the hustle of superficial modern society. Whether one believes in God or not, one can’t avoid questioning who one is, and who one is living for.

PHAM Thiên Ân

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2018 The Mute
2019 Stay Awake, Be Ready


Director PHAM Thiên Ân
Executive Producer TRAN Van Thi
Producer Jeremy CHUA, TRAN Van Thi
CO-Producer Marie DUBAS, Ka NGUYEN, LE Quynh Anh, Adria MONÊS, Gabriel KAPLAN
Line Producer HUYNH Phuong Hien
Assistant Director Ka NGUYEN, LE Quynh Anh
Screenwriter PHAM Thiên Ân
Cinematographer DINH Duy Hung
Editor PHAM Thiên Ân
Production Designer PHAM Thiên Ân, HUYNH Phuong Hien
Sound VUONG Gia Bao, XANDER Toh
Cast LE Phong Vu, NGUYEN Thi Truc Quynh, NGUYEN Thinh, VU Ngoc Manh