Frankfurt am Main | 13 – 20 October 2024

Inside the Yellow Cocoon Shell

Vietnam OVe / OVS
By An Pham Thien
Mon, 16 October 2023, 4:00 PM
After his sister-in-law dies in a freak motorcycle accident in Saigon, Thien is bestowed the task of delivering her body back to their countryside hometown. It is a journey in which he also takes his nephew Dao (5), who miraculously survived the crash. Amidst the mystical landscapes of rural Vietnam, Thien begins a search for his older brother who vanished years ago to hand Dao over to him - a journey which deeply questions his faith.

Film Info


Inside the Yellow Cocoon Shell
Original title
Bên trong vỏ kén vàng
  • Vietnam
  • Singapore
  • France
  • Spain
Spoken language
  • Vietnamese
178 Minutes


  • An Pham Thien
  • Writer
  • Producers
  • Jeremy CHUA
  • Tran van THI
  • Cast

  • Le Phong VU
  • Nguyen Thi TRUC QUYNH
  • Nguyen HINH
  • Vu Ngoc MANH
  • Director

    • An Pham Thien

      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.

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