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Event Series Event Series: Inside the Yellow Cocoon Shell

Inside the Yellow Cocoon Shell

February 2 @ 11:30 am

Playing in the CCA Studio

Feb 2-11: Playing daily at 11:30am, 4:30pm (no screenings Monday and Tuesday)

Winner of the prestigious Camera d’Or for best first film at this year’s Cannes Film Festival, the enthralling Inside the Yellow Cocoon Shell from Vietnamese filmmaker Thien An Pham is a reverie on faith, loss, and nature expressed with uncommon invention and depth.

It’s a simple tale told with visual complexity: after a car accident claims the life of his sister-in-law and leaves his 5-year-old nephew an orphan, a thirtysomething man named Thien (Le Phong Vu) leaves Saigon for a trip back to his rural hometown. During his meditative, wandering visit, Thien wrestles with his own agnosticism in the face of others’ religious beliefs, summons memories of his long-disappeared brother, and reconnects with a former girlfriend who now lives as a nun at a Christian church and school. With its drifting camera, evocative use of natural light, and gratifying perambulatory nature, this is a film with the power to readjust one’s perceptions of the world around us.

Director/writer: Thien An Pham
Features: Le Phong Vu, Nguyen Thi Truc Quynh, Nguyen Thinh
Run time: 2 hrs. 59 min.
Film: Drama
Language: Vietnamese [with English subtitles]

1050 Old Pecos Trail
Santa Fe, NM 87505 United States
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(505) 982-1338
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Note: Tickets are only $3.00 for EBT cardholders