CLOSE, OPEN is a story about a young man working as an elevator attendant in an apartment block. Stuck between the stifling elevator walls and unpleasant odours, his life and work seemed doomed to be repeated day by day. Then, one day, a strange girl comes out...
- Short Film of the Future Award - Autumn Meeting Forum, Vietnam
- Best Short Film - REC International Film Festival, Germany
- Vu Hung Huy
- Nguyen Dieu Hien
- Do Quoc Trung
- Trang Cong Minh
- Lee Tae-Won
- Vu Trong Hoa
Đỗ Quốc Trung was born in 1990 in Hanoi, Vietnam. He graduated in directing from Hanoi Academy of Theatre and Cinema and, in the summer of 2011, received a scholarship from the Institute of Media and Arts DIMA, Korea. In December 2012, he joined FLY held by the Busan Film Commission and Asian Film Commission network in Davao, Phillippines for young filmmakers in Asia. In January 2013 he participated in the RE:J Workshop help by Screen Sapporo Authority in collaboration with the Busan Film Commission in Sapporo, Japan. Since graduating, besides focusing on writing the script for his first feature film, Trung also teaches for a number of Media and Arts centres. Trung hopes that all young filmmakers in Vietnam can help each other create a community and present their individual voices through their work at international film festivals in the near future. Trung's shorts include DANCING SUNSHINE, MOTHER NEVER CRIES, THE FIRST DAY OF AUTUMN and CLOSE, OPEN.