Blessed Land

Một Khu Đất Tốt

Vietnam, 2019, 19 min, Black and white

A middle-aged woman and her son visit her late husband’s grave - situated in a former fishing village she hasn’t been to in decades. In the cemetery on the sandy dunes, they wander around for a long time without finding the headstone. Has her memory eroded, or has the grave been concealed somewhere underneath the green grass of the new golf courses? It’s true, for the nouveau riche, land for the living to play on is better than land for the dead to rest at.

CREDITS

Director:

Phạm Ngọc Lân

Producers:

Ngô Đài Trang,Nghiêm Quỳnh Trang

Cinematography:

Trang Công Minh

Editing:

Phạm Thị Hảo

Sound:

Arnaud Soulier

DIRECTOR'S BIO

Phạm Ngọc Lân is a Vietnamese film director with a background in urban planning and architecture. Since 2011, Lan’s debut short film ‘The Story of Ones’ (2011) has been screened in numerous film festivals and art museums. In 2012, he was invited to a Creators Residency in Hokkaido, Japan, where he organized his first exhibition. In 2015, Lan’s first short fiction project ‘Another City’ participated in the Short Film Station in Berlinale Talents. One year later, it premiered at the Berlinale Shorts Competition. Currently, Lan is developing his first feature film Cu Li Never Cries. The project is selected to L’Atelier 2017 - festival de Cannes, Busan Project Market 2016 and SEAFIC script lab.

FESTIVALS & AWARDS

Germany, 2019, Berlinale,

Berlinale, Germany 2019 -

Austria, 2019, VIS, Vienna, Best Film – International Competition Fiction & Documentary

VIS, Vienna, Austria 2019 - Best Film – International Competition Fiction & Documentary

Spain, 2019, Las Palmas IFF ,

Las Palmas IFF , Spain 2019 -

Poland, 2019, Short Waves Festival,

Short Waves Festival, Poland 2019 -

Germany, 2019, Internationales KurzFilmFestival, Hamburg,

Internationales KurzFilmFestival, Hamburg, Germany 2019 -

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