Epicmedia teams up with upcoming Vietnamese auteur Pham Ngoc Lan for his debut feature Cu Li Never Cries. The film chronicles LADY M, a middle-aged Vietnamese widow who travels from Berlin to Vietnam to scatter the ashes of her German husband at the place where they first met. All while juggling the care of his tiny slow-loris pet and her niece’s sudden wedding in the tropical jungle.
Cu Li Never Cries is a producing collaboration with Berlinale Competition director Phan Dang Di of DNY Vietnam Productions, producer Claire Lajoumard of Acrobates Films France, Teh Su Ching of Purple Tree Pictures Singapore and marks a new chapter in a series of Southeast Asian coproductions.
2016 / 2017 SEAFIC Lab X Produire Au Sud • 2016 Southeast Asian Film Lab (Singapore International Film Festival) • Talents Tokyo 2017
Purin Pictures Production Grant Winner 2018 • 2017 Hubert Bals Script Development Fund • ARTE Kino International Prize • Open Doors Sørfond Award
2016 Asian Project Market • 2017 Cannes Cinefondation L’Atelier • Locarno Open Doors Hub