Culi Never Cries

Best First Feature
Berlinale 2024

A film by Pham Ngoc Lan

  • Best First Feature Award : Berlin International Film Festival 2024
  • In coproduction with An Nam Films (Vietnam) / Purple Tree (Singapore) / Epicmedia (Philippines) and Ape & Bjorn (Norway)
  • With the support of Aide aux Cinémas du Monde, OIF, WCF+ Europe, Arte Kino

Mrs Nguyen returns to Vietnam with an urn containing the ashes of her German ex-husband and her pet Cu Li, a dwarf loris primate. As her niece prepares for her wedding, she embarks on a journey down memory lane…

Crocodile Tears

Un film de Tumpal Tampubolon

  • In postproduction
  • Author-Director : Tumpal Tampubolon
  • Production : Talamedia (Indonésie) – Acrobates Films (France) – Poetik Films (France) – 2Pilots (Allemagne)
  • International Sales : Cercamon
  • Aide aux Cinémas du Monde / With the support of Charente-Maritime department and Nouvelle-Aquitaine region / NRW Fund (Germany) / Governmental Grant (Indonesia)
  • Shooting country : Indonesia
  • Language : Bahasa

An aging crocodile park in Java. This is where Johan and his mother Mama live, hidden from the outside world. Mama
sometimes confides in a large albino crocodile as a member of the
family, which seems normal to Johan, after all he lives among these
animals since he was born. When Johan and Arumi, a waitress at a
karaoke, meet by chance and fall in love. Very quickly,
Johan suggests that she moves in with them. This sudden intrusion
troubles Mama and threatens the family’s fragile balance.

Acrobates Films is a French production company based in Paris since 2002. Involved in Art House films, international coproductions and documentaries. We are dedicated to feature films from new talents with strong cinematic vision and contemporary issues that can reach international audiences.


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