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Inside the Yellow Cocoon Shell

Inside the Yellow Cocoon Shell

Inside the Yellow Cocoon Shell

Dir. Ph?m Thiên Ân
178 min

After a family tragedy, Thi?n drives his motorcycle back to his village in rural Vietnam, which soon becomes a profound spiritual journey. Though Ph?m Thiên Ân’s meditative film eschews conventional narrative, it’s a gripping look at contemplation, grief and salvation.

Thi?n’s brother Tam walked away from his family years ago, and his wife has just died in a car accident, leaving behind a young boy. Driving back to his village, Thi?n encounters various people who challenge his agnostic ways, and soon his journey becomes as much a trip from one place to another as it is a soul-searching journey across the cosmos. Ph?m Thiên Ân’s film won the Camera d’Or at last year’s Cannes Film Festival.

“[B]lurs the line between surrealism and realism, faith and loss in a subdued search for purpose in the wake of a tragedy.” –Monica Castillo,

Film Details

Release Year: 2023
Runtime: 178 min
Country/Region: Vietnam, Singapore, France, Spain
Language: Vietnamese
Print Source: Kino Lorber
Tags: Asian Frontiers, Drama


Director: Ph?m Thiên Ân
Executive Producer: Tran Van Thi
Producer: Jeremy Chua, Tran Van Thi
Cinematographer: Dinh Duy Hung
Screenwriter: Ph?m Thiên Ân
Editor: Ph?m Thiên Ân
Principal Cast: Nguyen Thi Truc Quynh, Le Phong Vu, Nguyen Thinh, Vu Ngoc Manh