FILM NO. 1/2/3

Three works by Tạ Minh Đức


2013-2019, 72′

The filmmaker began this series of films as a self-assigned exercise to hone observation skills and to experiment different methods of film-making to an initial theme about family. Three short films were made in a span of six years when the filmmaker was in his 20s; each diverges from the originally intended portraits, even though the character of the family’s son is always present.

Film No. 1 (2013) introduces a physical space—a tube house—and its impact on the relationships of the family members.

In Film No. 2 (2016), the mother figure, as well as the scene of the school, emerges and eludes in the fever of the protagonist.

In Film No. 3 (2019), the son takes up the responsibility of preparing for the funeral of his just deceased dog.

(The film’s online screening has finished)


Tạ Minh Đức (1991), graduated from Hanoi University of Theater and Cinema. Films that he’s written and directed asks questions of the state of existing and relationships in life, human isolation, violence and latent control. Notable projects he’s taken part in include: Chọn Chuyển (Chosen) (San Art, HCMC, 2015), Mini DocFest (Hanoi DocLab, Hanoi, 2014), Autopsy Of The Day (Goethe-Institut Hanoi, 2013), Skylines With Flying People in 2012 and 2016.