As I Lay Dying (Khi Tôi Nằm Chết)


Produced in Vietnam | 2017 | 19 min

Language: Vietnamese (with English subtitles)

Sat Oct 13 at 4:00pm-5:40pm


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After having a weird dream, Thanh went to see a psychic. The psychic gave Thanh a gold Buddha necklace for protection and asked her to come along to a temple to pray for blessings. On the way there, Thanh saw a young girl of 10 years old, seemingly a ghost haunting her. She also had another dream in which she was a film director and in the film, the psychic was the male lead named Nam and the ghost was the female lead named Trang. Nam was Thanh’s boyfriend but their relationship was in dry spell and Nam kept playing around Trang. He gave Thanh a gold Buddha necklace but Thanh returned it to him. Thanh got jealous with Trang and simultaneously, she had different illusions. And apparently, they are trying to tell Thanh something buried deep inside her heart.

Tóm Lược Nội Dung

Sau một giấc mơ lạ, Thanh tham vấn thầy bói. Hai người tới một ngôi chùa để cầu nguyện, nhưng trên đường tới đó, Thanh thấy một cô gái trẻ, người trông giống một hồn ma. Sau đó, Thanh có một giấc mơ khác, trong đó cô là đạo diễn của một bộ phim có sự góp mặt của cả thầy bói lẫn cô gái ma kia. As I Lay Dying cho thấy rằng có điều gì đó được chôn giấu rất sâu trong tim mà người ta phải nhận biết nó hoặc mãi mãi sẽ bị nó ám ảnh.

Anh Le

Anh Le

Director's Biography

Graduated from Hanoi Academy of Theatre and Cinema, major in Film Directing, she made her first film, “YESTERDAY, TODAY, TOMORROW” in 2013, screened at Hanoi mini Docfest 2013 and was awarded Excellent Award in Student Film Festival 2013. In 2014, she attended workshop in Docnet – Southeast Asian Documentary Film Festival. In 2016, she attended Hanoi International Film Festival Talent Campus and claimed Excellent Award in Directing Class. In 2/2017, her short, “A MALE CAT” was chosen in 12th Mobile Film Festival and screened in Paris.In 11/2017, she was selected as Vietnamese trainee to attend FLY: Film Leaders Incubator 2017, organized by Busan Film Commission, held in Yogyakarta, Indonesia. Her short film “As I lay dying” has been selected at Micro Asian Film Exhibition, China 2017; Adana International Film Festival, Turkey 2017; Minikino Screening&Discussion, Indonesia 2018; CAM international festival of short films, Egypt 2018



Pham Le Dung


Le Quynh Anh


Trinh Quang Linh


Duong Hieu


Nguyen Quang Thai

Lead Actor/Actress:

Truong Hoang An, Ngoc Nick M

Supporting Actor/Actress:

Ha Thien Trang