Red River (Sông Hông)

2012. 14 minutes 17. Hanoi afterdark.

Script, design, direction, animation, editing: Stephanie Lansaque & Francois Leroy.
Sound and music: Denis Vautrin.
Singer: Nguyen Thanh Tung.

Coproduction: ARTE.

Broadcasting: ARTE.
Distribution: Catalogue RADI.
Support: CNC. Procirep. Angoa.

Vietnam. The early hours in Hanoi of three young brothers newly arrived from their native village. Around the Long Bien bridge, link between city and countryside, they cross the path of a young cop and a street vendor.



– Best film from 10 to 50 minutes: Golden Kuker Animation Film Festival 2012, Sofia, Bulgaria.
– Audience award, animation category: Naoussa International Film Festival 2012, Greece.
– Audience award: l’Isle-Adam Short film festival 2012, France.
– Best animation: Cinerail Festival 2013, Paris, France.

Official selection “Les Cesar” 2013, category short animated film.

Nomination “Lutins du court metrage” 2013, category short animated film.

Selections and screenings:

– Semaine Internationale de la Critique, Cannes, France. Competition.
– Hanoi Fine Arts School, Vietnam. Screening and meeting.
– Cinematheque Francaise, Paris, France. Reruns “Semaine de la critique”.
– Golden Kuker International Animation Film Festival, Sofia, Bulgaria. Competition.
– Decibel Lounge, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. Screening and meeting.
– Metropolis Cinema, Beirut, Lebanon. Reruns “Semaine de la critique”.
– Festival Internazional del Cinema d’Arte, Bergamo, Italia. Competition.
– Seoul International Cartoon and Animation Festival, Seoul, Korea. Competition.
– “Un pays, un film”, Apchat, France. Competition.
– The world film festival, Montreal, Canada. Focus on World cinema.
– Aye Aye Film Festival, Nancy, France. Young audience program.
– Rencontres du Court de Montpellier, France. Panorama.
– Festival Internacional de Curtas-Metragens de São Paulo, Brazil. Reruns “Semaine de la critique”.
– Animanima, International Animation Festival, Cacak, Serbia. World Panorama.
– Czech Cinematheque, Prague, Czech Republic Reruns “Semaine de la critique”.
– Croq’Anime, Animation Festival in Paris, France. Competition.
– Festival Internacional de Curtas de Belo Horizonte, Brazil. Competition.
– Auburn Film Festival for Children and Young Adults, Australia. Competition.
– Naoussa International Film Festival, Greece. Competition.
– Festival International du Film Francophone de Namur, Belgium. Competition.
– Courts Devant, Paris, France. Competition.
– Animatou: International animation film festival, Geneva, Switzerland. Docanim’s Program.
– Lille International short film festival, France. Hybrid Competition.
– Animasyros, International animation film festival, Syros Islands, Greece. Competition.
– Anim’est, International animation film festival, Bucharest, Romania. Competition.
– L’Isle-Adam Short film festival, France. Competition.
– Banja Luka International animation film festival, Bosnia Herzegovina. Competition.
– MUMIA, Underground Animation film festival, Belo Horizonte, Brazil. Competition.
– Balkanima, European animation film festival, Belgrade, Serbia. Competition.
– Tindirindis, International animation film festival, Vilnius, Lithuania. Competition.
– Tofuzi, International animation film festival, Batumi, Georgia. Competition.
– Expotoons, International animation film festival, Buenos Aires, Argentina. Competition.
– Un festival c’est trop court, Nice, France. Documentaries Program.
– Kinofest, International Digital Film Festival, Bucharest, Romania. Panorama.
– Women make waves, Taipei, Taiwan. Non competitive festival.
– CutOut Fest, International animation film festival, Querétaro, Mexico. Competition.
– Court c’est court, Cabrieres d’Avignon, France. Non competitive festival.
– Exground, Wiesbaden International film festival, Germany. Animation Program.
– Animated Dream, Animation film festival, Tallinn, Estonia. Competition.
– Braunschweig International Film Fest, Germany. Competition.
– Festival du Film Court de Villeurbanne, France. Competition.
– Sommets du cinema d’animation, Montreal, Canada. Competition.
– Multivision: The International Festival of Animation Arts, St-Petersburg, Russia. Competition.
– Leeds International Film Festival, UK. Competition.
– Istanbul Animation Festival, Turkey. Competition.
– French National Animation Film Festival, Bruz, France. Competition.
– Istanbul Short film festival, Turkey. Non competitive festival.
– Le Jour le Plus Court. Screenings. France.
– Program “Cinéma de poche”, La Cinemathèque Francaise, Paris, France.

– Festi’Valloire, National short film festival, France. Competition.
– Quintessence Festival, Ouidah, Benin. Competition.
– Un poing c’est court, Vaulx-en-Velin, France. Program “Animated view”.
– Animfest, Athens International animated film festival, Greece. Competition.
– Clermont-Ferrand International short film festival, France. Competition.
– Roanne International short animated film festival, France. Competition.
– Anima, International Animated film festival, Brussels, Belgium. Competition.
– MECAL, International Short Film Festival of Barcelona, Spain. Competition.
– Go Short International Short Film Festival, Nijmegen, Holland. Competition.
– Tricky women, International Animation Festival, Vienna, Austria. Competition.
– Image par Image, Val d’Oise, France. Non competitive festival.
– Animac, Mostra Internationale du Cinema d’Animation, Lleida, Spain. Non competitive festival.
– Tampere International film festival, Finland. Competition.
– Kota 2023, International short film festival. Skopje, Republic of Macedonia. Competition.
– Cortoons, Roma Animated short film festival, Italia. Competition.
– Detours en Cinecourt, Saint-Genies-Bellevue. Non competitive festival.
– Asian film festival, Tours, France. Non competitive festival.
– Future Film Festival, Bologna Animated film festival, Italia. Competition.
– Next International Film Festival, Bucharest, Romania. Reruns “Semaine de la critique”.
– MEDIAWAVE International Film and Music Festival, Gyor, Hungary. Panorama.
– Faites des courts, Brie-Comte-Robert, France. Competition.
– Cinema Jove, Festival international de cinema de Valence, Spain. Competition.
– L’Espace, French cultural center in Hanoi, Vietnam. Screening.
– Goethe Institute, German cultural center in Haoi, Vietnam. Screening.
– Parizone, Digital creation festival, Paris, France. Non competitive festival.
– Palm Springs International Short Fest, California, USA. Competition.
– Sardinia Film Festival, Sassari, Italia. Competition.
– Rhode Island International Film Festival, USA. Competition.
– Ars Electronica, Linz, Austria. “Best of 2013” Program.
– International Digital Film Festival, Cotonou, Benin. Competition.
– Petaluma Inetrantional film festival, California, USA. Non competitive festival.
– Yxine Film Festival, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. Competition.
– Animage, Pernambuco International Animation Film Festival, Recife and Olinda, Brazil. Competition.
– Granada International Short Film Festival, Spain. Competition.
– Ojai Film Festival, California, USA. Competition.
– Media 10-10, Namur Short film festival, Belgium. Competition.
– Cinerail Festival, Paris, France. Competition.
– Sydney Intercultural Film Festival, Australia. Panorama.
– Hahaha International animation short film festival, Oslo, Norway. Non competitive festival.
– “Rendez-vous du carnet de voyage”, Clermont-Ferrand, France. Non competitive festival.

– Rabbit Fest, International Animation festival, Perugia, Italia. Competition.
– International animation day. Special guests. Program Animhommes travelling across France. Carte blanche at Centre Pompidou, Paris.