The French Institutes has invited the French-Khmer director Davy Chou to present his selection of 9 full-length feature films as well as shorts in the cinema theater of the Institute. In addition to present each movies on this selection as well as participating in Q&As, Davy Chou will also take part in a round table with French photographer Milovanoff, currently in residency with the students of Studio Images.
Weekend pass: $3.
Friday 31 March
7pm | Where is the Friend’s Home? (87′)
by Abbas Kiarostami – 1987 (Iran) / Original version with English subtitles / Q&A with Davy Chou
An 8 year old boy must return his friend’s notebook he took by mistake, lest his friend be punished by expulsion from school.
Saturday 1 April
10am | Back Home (102′)
by Rabah Ameur-Zaïmeche – 2006 (Algeria, France) / Original version with English subtitles
As soon as he is out of prison, Kamel is taken back to his homeland, Algeria. This forced exile will make him a lucid witness of a country in turmoil, torn between a desire for modernity and the weight of its tradition.
2:30pm | A Summer at Grandpa’s (100′)
by Hou Hsiao-hsien – 1984 (Taiwan) / Original version with English subtitles
A young boy, Dong-Dong and his sister spend a summer vacation at their grandparents’ house in the country while their mother recuperates from an illness; they while away the hours climbing trees, swimming in a stream, searching for missing cattle, and coming uneasily to grips with the enigmatic and sometimes threatening realities of adult life.
5pm | The Umbrellas of Cherbourg (91′)
by Jacques Demy – 1964 (France) / French OV with English subtitles
A young woman separated from her lover by war faces a life-altering decision.
7pm | House of Tolerance (122′)
by Bertand Bonello – 2011 (France) / French OV with English subtitles / Not recommended for children under 12 years old / Q&A with Davy Chou
The story is set in a luxurious Parisian brothel (a maison close, like Le Chabanais) in the dawning of the 20th century and follows the closeted life of a group of prostitutes: their rivalries, their hopes, their fears, their pleasures, and their pains.
Sunday 2 April
10am | A Day in the Country (40′) / In Vain (38′)
by Jean Renoir (1936, France) et Arthur Harari (2013, France) / French OV with English subtitles
A day in the Country: The family of a Parisian shop-owner spends a day in the country. The daughter falls in love to a man at the inn, where they spend the day.
In Vain: There’s a concert, in the late afternoon, by the river. Rodolphe notices Alex, a timid young man whose eyes are only for Julia, a parisian in holidays. Rodolphe decides to help Alex, in his own way…
2:30pm | You and the Night (93′)
by Yann Gonzalez – 2013 (France) / French OV with English subtitles / Not recommended for children under 12 years old
Around midnight, a young couple and their transvestite maid prepare for an orgy. Their guests will be The Slut, The Star, The Stud and The Teen.
5pm | Round table on Cinema
with Davy Chou and Christian Milovanoff / Free entrance
Join director Davy Chou as he explores the world of cinema in company of French photographer Christian Milovanoff. In French, translated in English and Khmer.
7pm | Miami Vice (135′)
by Michael Mann – 2006 (USA, Germany) / Enlgish OV with French subtitles / Q&A with Davy Chou
Based on the 1980s TV action/drama, this update focuses on vice detectives Crockett and Tubbs as their respective personal and professional lives become dangerously intertwined.