Stay Awake, be Ready

by Pham Thien An
Vietnam, 2019

Stills from Stay Awake, be Ready, Pham Thien An

A motorbike crash happening before the street stalls on a street corner was embedded in the mysterious story of three young men.

Director Statement

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.


Le Quoc Bao Vi | Key Cast
Vu Trong Tuyen | Key Cast
Trung Dong Hung | Key Cast


Pham Thien An | Director, Writer, Producer
Tran Van Thi | Producer
Dinh Duy Hung | Cinematographer
Tamas Steger | Sound Design
Pham Thien An | Editor



9 October | 19:30
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Stay Awake, be Ready
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