Pink Lemon

Have you ever wondered whether the world you are living, or even yourself, is real or not?
A group of four teenagers decided to play a game with a pink lemon found under the sofa cushion, while waiting for another friend who was stuck outside in the rain.
The so-called “Pink Lemon’’ game lasted in 15 minutes, as the hourglass trickled 3 times. From an initial topic, each of the team members would create another sentence, to create a full random story.
With four different styles of story-telling, the group had built a whole new little world for an imaginary girl, with a lot of twists and incidents and the appearance of many mysterious characters. As they involved intensively in the flow of the story, they nearly forgot the real world surrounding them, until the sound of doorbell outside woke them up.
A boy, with a noodle cup and a can of beer, came home all alone and exhausted. He found a pink lemon, his picture frame, his pair of glasses, his flower vase and the wind chime on the floor.

  • Trang Dao Thi Minh
  • Trang Dao Thi Minh
  • Trang Ngoc Nguyen
  • Hang Minh Nguyen
    Key Cast
  • Hoa My Ngo
    Key Cast
  • Thinh Nguyen
    Key Cast
  • Linh Hoa Hoai Phung
    Key Cast
  • Thuong Hoai Le Pham
    Key Cast
    Imaginary girl
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    Chanh Đào
  • Project Type:
  • Genres:
    Fantasy, Horror
  • Runtime:
    14 minutes 58 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    August 4, 2016
  • Production Budget:
    1,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    Viet Nam
  • Country of Filming:
    Viet Nam
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  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
  • Golden Lotus Film Festival
    Viet Nam
    August 21, 2016
    Vietnam Premiere
    Best short first film
Distribution Information
  • The Centre for Assistance and Development of Movie Talents (TPD)
    Country: Viet Nam
Director Biography - Trang Dao Thi Minh

Trang has won “Best debut film” and “Best film chosen by the audience” for her first short film Pink Lemon in Golden Lotus film festival for non-professional young filmmakers in Vietnam in 2016. Participated and won in various international film events such as “United for Peace Film Festival” in Tokyo or Peace Boat project, Trang has co-operated with NGOs to make documentary projects in social issues. Currently, Trang is the student of The Centre for Assistance and Development of Movie Talents in Hanoi, Vietnam and works as a freelance filmmaker.

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Director Statement

A self-taught filmmaker. I am trying to make random things make sense.