Stay Awake, Be Ready
Pham Thien An
Vietnam. 2019. 14 min
On a street corner a mysterious conversation among three young men at a street stalls. Meanwhile a traffic accident on a motorbike. The night brings together a sketch, a multicolor frame of reality.
PHAM THIEN AN
Pham Thien An is a film director, producer and screenwriter. His latest short film Stay Awake, Be Ready won the Illy Award at Directors’ Fortnight, Cannes Film Festival 2019.
Street pubs & stalls are places where people in Vietnam can chat many things without fear of being judged. Through the conversation of three young men before the street stalls on a street corner, a traffic accident happened suddenly nearby, the director wanted to sketch a multi-color picture of the humanity. When society makes people rush day by day, they often think of themselves as the center of the universe and actually forget how small people really are in the big world.
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