The Unseen River – 2020

Third collaboration with the young talented director Pham Ngoc Lan. As in these other films, Lan attaches great importance to the sound universe of his films. We are now “accomplices” in the work and it is always a great pleasure for me to build with Lan the sound atmospheres of his films both during shooting and post-production.


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.

Technical specs – IMDB

Short fiction movie – 23 minutes – Color – Vietnam – Laos

Casting: Wean, Naomi, Minh Châu, Nguyễn Hà Phong, Hoàng Hà, Mạc Can
Director and Writer: Phạm Ngọc Lân
Producers: Phạm Ngọc Lân & Ngô Đài Trang, Trần Thị Bích Ngọc
Dop: Phạm Quang Minh & Nguyễn Vinh Phúc
Production Designer: Kelly Hoàng
Sound: Tô Hiếu, Arnaud Soulier, Nguyễn Ngọc Tân
Editor: Julie Béziau
Music composer: Nguyễn Xuân Sơn (SơnX)
Sound Designer: Arnaud Soulier

Distribution: Square Eyes

Awards & Selections – IMDB

Release dates – IMDB

Poster The Unseen river