Another City

Short Film Station 2015

Project information

Talent Pham Ngoc Lan
Role of participant Writer/Director
Director Pham Ngoc Lan
Screenwriter Pham Ngoc Lan
Status finished

Production details

Running time 25 min
Genre Drama
Year of production 2016
Country of Production Vietnam

still / picture for Another City


When the urban landscape shapes the human relations: a mature woman, a bride and a group of young people seek proximity in the anonymity of the big city.

A drenched middle-aged woman taking off her wig, gazing out of the glass windows.
A young man bursting into tears in a karaoke room surrounded by tropical landscape wallpaper.
A young woman trying to wipe a smear off of the wedding dress she’s wearing.

Each predicament is woven seamlessly together by a familiar Asian refrain…

Participation in international festivals / awards

Selected screenings:
– 66th Berlinale Shorts Competition, Berlin, Germany (world premiere)
– International Shorts Competition, Uppsala International Short Film Festival 2016, Uppsala, Swedden (Swedden premiere) – Uppsala Award ‘In Memory of Ingmar Bergman’
– International Shorts Competition, Indie Lisboa International Film Festival 2016, Lisbon, Portugal (Portugal premiere) – special mention prize for short fiction
– Chicago Underground Film Festival 2016, Chicago, USA – honorable mention award from the jury
– International Shorts Competition, Hanoi International Film Festival 2016 (HANIFF 2016), Hanoi, Vietnam – Best Director of Short Film Award
– Palm Springs International ShortFest 2016, California, USA


ActressMinh Chau
ActorVu Do Quang Minh
ActorDang Tuan Anh
ActorKhong Viet Bach
ActressThuy Anh


Director of PhotographyLe Kim Hung
ProducerNgo Dai Trang
EditorPham Thi Hao
Music ComposerKhăc Hung
Sound DesignerArnaud Soulier


Name Pham Ngoc Lan