The Unseen River

Stories told along the river: a woman reunites with her ex-lover at a hydroelectric plant; meanwhile, a young man travels downstream to a temple in search of a cure for his insomnia.

Director 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.


  • Directed by:Phạm Ngọc Lân
  • Written by:Phạm Ngọc Lân
  • Produced by:Phạm Ngọc Lân, Ngô Đài Trang & Trần Thị Bích Ngọc
  • Runtime:23 mins
  • Completion Date:September 1, 2020
  • Country of Origin:Viet Nam
  • Country of Filming:Viet Nam
  • Language:Vietnamese
  • Category:International Live-Action
  • Selection:Main Competition - Programme 13
  • In Person Screening Time & Venue:Nov 6th Bridgeways Ballymahon 2 - 3pm
  • Online Screening TimeNov 7th 10am - 10pm
  • Links: Website

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Still Voices 2021 Programme Announced

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  • 15 September, 2021

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Terence Davies to Attend Still Voices 21

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  • 22 September, 2021

Acclaimed Director Terence Davies to attend Still Voices Film Festival 2021.


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