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Bi, don’t be afraid !
(Bi, Dung So ! )

by PHAN DANG Di

Bi, dung so! (4)

In an old house in Hanoi, Bi, a 6-year-old child lives with his family. The fluid harmony of interior shots does not mask the reality of family relationships : between parents falsely united and an aunt who hesitates between complete chastity and one-night stands, Bi is surrounded by adults who live parallel lives. Invisible walls separate their respective intimacies. His favorite playground is an ice factory in a city besieged by heat. It metaforize the contrast between the boy’s emotional closeness to his mother and aunt and his apparent indifference to their women concerns. Only a grandfather that everyone whishes dead will manage to break through the boy’s detachment. Phan Dang Di manages to crystallize a series of images that remain on our minds long after we have seen Bi, do not be afraid ! : A naked schoolboy who urinates in the rain, a frog drowned in a chamber pot, a sexual embrace behind the rocks… Far from the clichés concerning « a child’s point of view », the film’s aural chromatic softness embraces stirring crudeness. CG

  • Titre français
    Bi, n’aie pas peur !
  • Original title
    Bi, Dung So !
  • Titre international
    Bi, don’t be afraid !
  • Scénario
    Phan Dang Di
  • Photo
    Pham Quang Minh
  • Montage
    Julie Beziau
  • Son
    Franck Desmoulins, Roman Dymny
  • Musique
    Vu Nhat Tan
  • Interprétation
    Tran Tien, Mai Châu, Nguyen Hà Phong, Nguyen Thi Kieu Trinh, Hoa Thúy, Phan Thành Minh
  • Coproduction
    Acrobates Films / ARTE France Cinéma / Sudest-Dongnam / Vietnam Media Corp & Vietnam Studio / Vblock Media Joint Stock Company / TR9 Film
  • Ventes internationales
    acrobatesfims@acrobatesfilms.fr
  • Sous-titrage

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