Cinema Series | Cannes in Phnom Penh 2023

The Cannes Film Festival is coming to Phnom Penh!

For this 3rd edition of Cannes in Phnom Penh, Institut français du Cambodge and Major Cineplex are once again teaming up to roll out the Cannes red carpet in Phnom Penh. From May 10th to May 14th, come and share in the thrill of the screenings from la Croisette! 

Through an eclectic selection of eleven films that distinguished themselves during the previous edition of the Festival, Cannes in Phnom Penh aims to be a dive into everything that makes up the richness of this unmissable cinema event: a festive and lively moment, a cinephile and artistic rendez-vous, and more than anything, a place of incredible cinematic discoveries. At the crossroads of genres and stories, from grating and horrifying comedy to historical drama, the programme of this new Phnom Penh edition has chosen to promote a selection of movies for everyone, as well as visual literacy workshops for the young audiences. 

Single fee of $3 per screening. Tickets on sale at the Institut français from April 25th, 2023.

Wednesday, May 10th

The inauguration screeing ” Father & Soldier ” will be preceded by a creative cocktail by the Academy of Culinary Arts Cambodia at 6:30pm!

At 7:30pm (at IFC)

« Tirailleurs » de Mathieu VADEPIED (2022)

109 minutes – French with English subtitles
Country: Senegal, France

1917. Bakary Diallo enlists in the French army to join his 17-year-old son, Thierno, who has been forcibly recruited. Sent to the front, they will have to face the war together. While Thierno learns to become a man, Bakary will do everything to bring him back safely.

Thursday, May 11th


At 7pm (at IFC)

« Close » by Lukas DHONT (2022)

105 minutes – French with English subtitles
Country: Belgium, France, Netherlands

The intense friendship between two thirteen-year old boys Léo and Rémi suddenly gets disrupted. Struggling to understand what has happened, Léo approaches Sophie, Rémi’s mother.

Friday, May 12th


At 7pm (at IFC)

« The Innocent » by Louis GARREL (2022)

99 minutes – French with English subtitles
Country: France

When Abel learns that his 60-year-old mother Sylvie is about to marry a man in prison he freaks out. But meeting Michel, his new stepfather, may well offer him a new perspective…


At 9pm (at Major Cineplex Aeon 1 – Hall 6)

« Nostalgia » by Mario MARTONE (2022)

117 minutes – Italian with English subtitles
Country: Italy, France

After 40 years of absence, Felice returns to his hometown : Naples.
He rediscovers the places, the rules of the city and a past that haunts him.

Saturday, May 13th


At 10:30pm (at IFC)

« Little Nicholas – Happy as Can Be » by Amandine FREDON & Benjamin MASSOUBRE (2022)

82 minutes – Français sous-titré anglais
Pays : France, Luxembourg

Somewhere between Montmartre and Saint-Germain-des-Prés, Jean-Jacques Sempé and René Goscinny lean over a large white sheet of paper and bring to life a mischievous and endearing boy, Little Nicolas. From schoolyard games and fights to summer camp prank and camaraderie, Nicolas lives a merry and enriching childhood. As the adventures of Nicolas and his friends unfold, the boy makes his way into his creators’ workshop and light-heartedly questions them.


At 2pm (at IFC)

« Return to Seoul » by Davy CHOU (2022)

117 minutes – French with English subtitles
Country: France, Germany, Belgium, Qatar

On an impulse to reconnect with her origins, Freddie, 25, returns to South Korea for the first time, where she was born, before being adopted and raised in France. The headstrong young woman starts looking for her biological parents in a country she knows so little about, taking her life in new and unexpected directions.


At 4:30pm (at IFC)

« Final Cut » by Michel HAZANACIVIUS (2022)

110 minutes – French with English subtitles
Country: France

In a disused factory, a Z-grade horror film shoot is in full swing. Jaded technicians, uninvolved actors… only the director seems to possess the necessary energy to give life to this umpteenth low-budget zombie movie. During the preparation of a particularly difficult shot, filming is disrupted by an eruption of the real living dead. In front of the camera, everything looks more-or-less normal. Behind it, the crew is freewheeling to save the film while following their one and only watchword: DON’T CUT!


At 7pm (at Major Cineplex Aeon 1 – Hall 6)

« Triangle Of Sadness » by Ruben ÖSTLUND (2022)

149 minutes – English with French subtitles
Country: Sweden

Models Carl and Yaya are navigating the world of fashion while exploring the boundaries of their relationship. The couple are invited for a luxury cruise with a rogues’ gallery of super-rich passengers, a Russian oligarch, British arms dealers and an idiosyncratic, alcoholic, Marx-quoting captain. At first, all appears Instagrammable. But a storm is brewing, and heavy seasickness hits the passengers during the seven-course captain’s dinner. The cruise ends catastrophically.

Sunday, May 14th


at 3pm (at Major Cineplex Aeon 1 – Hall 6)

« EO » by Jerzy SKOLIMOWSKI (2022)

86 minutes – Polish with English subtitles
Country: Poland, Italy

The world is a mysterious place when seen through the eyes of an animal. EO, a grey donkey with melancholic eyes, meets good and bad people on his life’s path, experiences joy and pain, endures the wheel of fortune randomly turn his luck into disaster and his despair into unexpected bliss. But not even for a moment does he lose his innocence.


At 5pm (at Major Cineplex Aeon 1 – Hall 6)

« Rodéo » by Lola QUIVORON (2022)

110 minutes – French with English subtitles
Country: France

Julia, a young woman on the fringe of society, lives off of petty tricks and has a devouring, almost animal-like passion for motorcycling. One summer day, she meets a group of bikers who are adept at cross-bitume, a trend that consists of riding at full speed and performing acrobatic tricks with one’s machine, most of the time without a helmet. The heroine will infiltrate this clandestine circle, made up mainly of young men, before an accident weakens her position within the gang.


At 7:30pm (at Major Cineplex Aeon 1 – Hall 6)

« Stars At Noon » by Claire DENIS (2022)

137 minutes – English with French subtitles
Country: France

A young American journalist stranded in present-day Nicaragua (Margaret Qualley) falls for an enigmatic Englishman (Joe Alwyn) who seems like her best chance of escape. She soon realizes, though, that he may be in even greater danger than she is. Adapted from Denis Johnson’s novel.

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