Live in Cloud-Cuckoo Land
2020 / Vietnam / 20 minutes / dir. Vu Minh Nghia, Pham Hoang Minh Thy
A modern tale of Kafka in Vietnam - a country in the middle of a transformation. The film feels like a piece of cultural news with daily events: a wedding, traffic congestion, a robbery, a mystical metamorphosis and a love story.
Vu Minh Nghia is the Vietnamese valedictorian graduated from the University of Theater and Cinema, Ho Chi Minh city in Vietnam. He continues to study for a master's degree in film criticism. He received a full scholarship funded by the state to study in VGIK - The Russian State University of Cinematography in Moskva, Russia. Nghia’s former short film named “Hey U” was selected under the Asian Vision Short Film in the Singapore International Film Festival 2019. He is developing his first feature film named “Bubble Era”.
Pham Hoang Minh Thy works as an independent filmmaker. She was a trainee from FLY 2018 (ASEAN-ROK Film Leaders Incubator), HANIFF Talent Campus and Autumn Meeting (Cinema event in Vietnam). Her debut short film “The graduation of Edison” was selected under the Southeast Asian Short Film Competition in Singapore International Film Festival 2019. “Live In Cloud-Cuckoo Land” - her latest short co-directed with Vu Minh Nghia is selected in Venice Film Festival 2020.