General admission to films is $9. MFAH members, senior adults, and students with a valid student ID receive a $2 discount. No other discounts apply. The MFAH box office currently accepts credit and debit card only. You can purchase tickets in advance on our website mfah.org/films, in the museum lobbies during business hours, or at the film’s box office one hour before showtime.https://www.mfah.org/calendar/inside-the-yellow-cocoon-shell/202402081900
A Q&A with filmmaker Pham Thien An follows the February 9 screening.
Winner of the 2023 Camera d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival, this hypnotic debut feature is written, directed, and edited by Vietnamese filmmaker Pham Thien An (who lives part-time in Houston).
After a car accident claims the life of his sister-in-law, Thien (Le Phong Vu) is tasked with transporting his young nephew from Saigon to their rural hometown. On the road, Thien is drawn into a search for his long-missing older brother while experiencing sublime dreams that reignite suppressed memories, forbidden desires, and specters of his own youth. The journey becomes a pilgrimage marked by visual splendor and mystical overtones.