Fiction Feature

Bi, Dung So! (Don't Be Afraid, Bi! )
Phan Dang Di
Vietnam / France / Germany, 2010
35mm | 92min. | Colour | VOSC | VOSI

Acrobates Films
Pascale Ramonda ([email protected])

Phan Dang Di
Minh Quang Pham
Julie Beziau
Vu Nhat Tan
Franck Desmoulins, Roman Dymny
Phan Thanh Minh, Nguyen Thi Kieu Trinh, Nguyen Ha Phong, Hoa Thuy, Tran Tien, Mai Chau

In old Hanoi, six-year-old Bi, his parents, his aunt and their servant live together under one roof. His favourite playground is an ice factory. After years of absence, his grandfather, gravely ill, returns from abroad and settles in at home. Gradually a relationship grows between Bi and his grandfather, while his father distances himself from the family. A visually stunning, metaphorical, sensual and sexual exploration of longing, death and deterioration.

Bio / Filmo

Phan Dang Di (Nghe An, Vietnam, 1976) graduated from Hanoi University of Film and Theatre, where he currently teaches screenwriting. Part of a new wave of filmmakers in Vietnam, Bi, Dung So! is his debut feature.


Prix SACD - Semaine de la Critique Cannes 2010
ACID/CCAS Support Award
Special Mention - Vancouver Film Festival 2010

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