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Edition 2021

Films

Official Selection - In Competition

Awards:

Venice Film Festival 2021 – Venice Horizons Award: Best Actor (Piseth Chhun)
BFI London Film Festival 2021

Crew:

Screenplay: Daniel Mattes, Kavich Neang
Cinematography: Douglas Seok
Producers: Davy Chou, Marine Arrighi de Casanova

White Building

A film by Kavich Neang

Back
Samnang and his two friends rehearse a hip-hop dance routine for a competition. They live in the White Building, a social housing structure that generations of Cambodians called home, now set to be demolished. Symptomatic of the social instabilities that define modern Cambodia, this event will transform the lives of the local community.
  • Cast:

    Piseth Chhun, Chinnaro Soem, Sovann Tho, Jany Min
  • Original Title:

    Bodeng Sar
  • Country:

    Cambodia, France, China, Qatar
  • Year:

    2021
  • 90' Subtitles: EN, PT

Awards:

Venice Film Festival 2021 – Venice Horizons Award: Best Actor (Piseth Chhun)
BFI London Film Festival 2021

Crew:

Screenplay: Daniel Mattes, Kavich Neang
Cinematography: Douglas Seok
Producers: Davy Chou, Marine Arrighi de Casanova

Director

Kavich Neang

Kavich Neang (b. 1987) is a Cambodian filmmaker who grew up in Phnom Penh’s prominent “White Building”, the center of his most recent film, which was selected for the Official Competition of this year’s LEFFEST. He is also the author of two short documentary films produced by Rithy Panh, A Scale Boy (2011) and Where I Go (2013), the short fiction New Land Broken Road (2018), and the documentary Last Night I Saw You Smiling (2019), winner of the NETPAC Award at the Rotterdam International Film Festival.
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