Sunday, September 15, 2019

Film

White Building Documentary Garners Global Awards, Praise for Young Cambodian Filmmaker

After premiering earlier this year, “Last Night I Saw You Smiling” picked up NETPAC Award for best Asian film in February at the International Film Festival Rotterdam. It won the Special Jury Award for International Documentary Feature at Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival in May.

Cambodia town film festival explores days before, during and after the Khmer Rouge

Rap music, “thug life,” mental health, refugee struggles and heritage protection are among the subjects explored during the seventh-annual Cambodia Town Film Festival (CTFF), which takes over the Art Theatre in Long Beach this weekend with new studio and independent features, documentaries, foreign features, short films, animated shorts, and a rereleased classic.

Kathryn, Alden in Cambodia for ‘Hello, Love, Goodbye’ premiere

Star Cinema's OFW drama “Hello, Love, Goodbye” made its debut in Cambodian cinemas on Sunday, with lead stars Kathryn Bernardo and Alden Richards flying to the Southeast Asian nation for the premiere.

Young filmmakers train a fresh lens on turbulent Cambodia

When Kavich Neang learned that Cambodian authorities were going to knock down the storied apartment building where he’d been raised and replace it with luxury condos, the young filmmaker’s first thought was to grab a video camera.

Young filmmakers train a fresh lens on turbulent Cambodia

Cambodian directors explore issues of identity and political change through films that have become the toast of the international festival circuit.

‘Jailbreak’ on Netflix: Stop Trying to Hack Your Account and Watch a Fun Action...

If you’re hoping to figure out how to jailbreak your Netflix account—aka if you’re looking to find a way to unlock hidden features that would allow you to access more TV shows and films, possibly for free—I can’t help you.

How Anti-Archive, a young set of filmmakers, is changing the face of Cambodian cinema

Set up in 2014, the company is a veritable hothouse for emerging Cambodian talent, with their work celebrated around the world.

Oscars: Cambodia Picks ‘In the Life of Music’ for International Feature Film Category

Directed by Caylee So and Sok Visal, the drama follows a family's life during and after the reign of the Khmer Rouge.

Award-winning film In the Life of Music on journey to Oscars 2020

After winning the Audience Choice Narrative Feature award at the Philadelphia Asian American Film Festival (PAAFF) in November, In the Life of Music has followed this up by being selected to represent Cambodia in the International Feature Film Award at the 92nd Academy Awards in Los Angeles, California, in February next year.

Angelina Jolie’s new Cambodia movie is powerful but Hollywood can never escape itself entirely

Of the various kinds of films to address genocide, the biopic is probably the most familiar.

‘Funan’ movie review: A family seeks to reunite amid terror of the Khmer Rouge...

“Funan” is a stunning piece of animation in which the beauty of the visuals and the horror of the situation are inextricably intertwined.

‘Funan’ beautiful, harrowing tale

A compelling depiction of life under Khmer Rouge.

Shanghai: Chinese Auteur Jia Zhangke Strikes Film Production Deal in Cambodia

Jia's Xstream Pictures has struck a co-production deal with Anti-Archive for the development of 'Building,' marking the Chinese auteur's first foray into one of Southeast Asia's emerging film markets.

Annecy: ’Sorya,’ ‘Tistou’ Win Mifa Pitches Awards

Denis Do’s “Sorya” and Amandine Taffin’s “Tistou of the Green Thumbs” –both from France– took feature kudos at the 2019 Mifa Pitches Awards, the first honors announced at Annecy and devoted to projects pitched in various categories/showcases: Feature Films, TV Series and Specials, Short Films and Animation du Monde.

Review: ‘Funan’ marries stunning animation with genocidal terror

“Funan” is a stunning piece of animation in which the beauty of the visuals and the horror of the situation are inextricably intertwined.

NGO film addressing domestic violence wins Australian award

A social media campaign created by Siem Reap-based NGO This Life Cambodia to tackle domestic violence is gaining international recognition having just won the Best Social Media Campaign of the Year award at the Not-For-Profit Technology Awards in Australia, as well as being a finalist for the global Grassroots Justice Prize.

Funan follows in the footsteps of Persepolis and Grave of the Fireflies

Director Denis Do’s film about the Cambodian genocide is a deeply personal one.

Denis Do on Drawing Out the Tragic Past of Cambodia in the Devastating “Funan”

On using pen and paint to make sense of a genocide in this riveting and deeply felt animated drama based on the experience of his family.

See ‘Surviving Bokator’ during special screening at Khmer Arts Academy

Two years ago, the pre-release of “Surviving Bokator,” a documentary film about how aging genocide survivor and Grandmaster, San Kim Sean tried to resurrect an ancient...

The Khmer Rouge — in an Animated Movie

Funan has a wrenching but important message for young viewers.

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