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The French Institute organizes, from January 24 to January 27, a series of screenings dedicated to Khmer cinema! Come discover classics of the Khmer... Cinema | Khmer Film Week

The French Institute organizes, from January 24 to January 27, a series of screenings dedicated to Khmer cinema! Come discover classics of the Khmer historical cinematography for a week in the IFC cinema theater or in open air screenings!

Free screenings
In partnership with Bophana Center 

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Wednesday 24 January

[7pm] Golden Slumbers, by Davy Chou (2011)
IFC movie theater – Khmer OV with French subtitles
Discover the unknown history of the birth and destruction of Cambodian cinema, from the first film ever made in 1960 to the arrival of the Khmer Rouges in 1975. In 15 years, about 400 films were produced. Only 30 films remain today. Almost all the actors were killed during the Khmer Rouges regime and only a few of the directors were able to flee the country.

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Thursday 25 January

[3pm] Tep Sodachan, de Lay Nguon Heng (1968)
IFC movie theater – Khmer OV with English subtitles
The film follows the tragic love between a goddess named Tep Sodachan and a pitiful man named Vesna. Their love is threatened by a rich and powerful man with the eternal question: What will be the fate of the love between the goddess and the poor man?

[7pm] Chhoeung Day Ov Puk, by So Man Chhiv (1971)
Open air screening – Khmer OV with English subtitles
During the closing ceremony of a martial arts competition, four friends take an oath in front of their master with the aim to engage themselves to unite in the interest of the country. But the existence of a famous knife called « Chhoeng Day OvPuk », which becomes a matter of jealousy, changes that friendship atmosphere. To avenge his father, Noun starts to search the magic knife in a mysterious temple.

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Friday 26 January

[3pm] Orn Euy Srey Orn, de Ly Bun Yim (1972) 
IFC movie theater – Khmer OV with English subtitles
The film is a melodramatic love-triangle between Chea and Sou over a woman named Orn.

[7pm] Sobasith, de Ly Bun Yim (1965)
Open air screening – Khmer OV with English subtitles
Sovan Kesor, thinking that her husband was cheating on her, threw herself in the fire after swearing never to speak to men again. Sobasith followed her, promising to see her again in his next life. Faithful to her previous life’s wish, she never spoke to men; so the king her father decided to marry her to any man who could get her to talk to men again…

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Saturday 27 January

[4pm] L’oiseau de paradis, by Marcel Camus (1962) 
IFC movie theater – French OV 
This film follows the love life of Sok, a young man who renounced to become a Buddhist monk, as well as Dara, a sacred Apsara dancer, to whom the bird of paradise promised happiness on earth.

[7pm] Joy of Living, by Norodom Sihanouk (1969)
Open air screening – Khmer OV with English subtitles
Prince Chantavon was sentenced to jail for organizing illegal gambling in his floral shop. During his imprisonment, his wife had different love affairs with Chantavon’s nephew as well as a great hotelier. How will life go on when Prince Chantavong is released from jail?