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by Di Phan Dang


In an old house in Hanoi, Bi, a 6-year-old child lives with his parents, his aunt and their cook. His favorite playgrounds are an ice factory and the wild grass along the river. After being absent for years, his grandfather, seriously ill, reappears and settles at their house. While Bi gets closer to his grandfather, his father tries to avoid any contact with his family. Every night, he gets drunk et goes and see his masseuse, for whom he feels a quiet strong desire. Bi’s mother turns a blind eye on it. The aunt, still single, meets a 16-year-old young boy in the bus. Her attraction to him moves her deeply.

international title: Bi, Don’t Be Afraid!
original title: Bi, Dung so!
country: Vietnam, France, Germany
year: 2010
genre: fiction
directed by: Di Phan Dang
film run: 90'
screenplay: Di Phan Dang
cast: Phan Thanh Minh, Nguyen Thi Kieu Trinh, Nguyen Ha Phong, Hoa Thuy, Tran Tien, Mai Chau
cinematography by: Minh Quang Pham
film editing: Julie Béziau
art director: Bui Minh Tuan, La Quy Tung, Nghiem Quoc Cuong
music: Vu Nhat Tan
producer: Claire Lajoumard
production: Acrobates Films, ARTE France Cinéma, Sudest-Dongnam, Vietnam Media Corp. & Vietnam Studio, Vblock Media Joint Stock Company, TR9 Film

main awards/selection

Cannes 2010Critics' Week, SACD Prize, ACID/CCAS Support Award

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