Friday, December 26, 2008

Cambofest reminder

It kicks off later today - the 2nd annual film and video CamboFest. It's taking place in Siem Reap and will feature a host of international shorts, animations and feature-length films from around the globe over four days, from the 26th to the 29th December. The Cambodia-linked films on show are as follows:
Day 1: A five minute animation called The Day The Buffalo Escaped, and a 30-minute documentary by Leslie Hope on the street kids in Phnom Penh called What I See When I Close My Eyes.
Day 2: The star of the show as far as I'm concerned is the 10pm showing at the XBar of The Red Sense. Director Tim Pek's Khmer Rouge haunted tale set in Australia makes its debut appearance in this country and should not be missed (even though I can't get to the screening myself!). Also showing on day 2 is the six minute NISC animation by teenage Khmer students.
Day 3: An 80-minute feature documentary called The Return by director Sven Hill focuses on dance and the disabled. Also being screend are an 8-minute Jason Rosette (the man responsible for CamboFest) docu called Vuth Learns To Rock, and a 14-minute docu by Lach Sophy called Childhood of Mine, about a young boy living near the Vietnamese border.
Day 4: The festival's final day will include Where The Lotus Blooms, a 30-minute film by Matthew Jaik all about love and loss in Cambodia.
For more on CamboFest, click here.


Blogger Andy Brouwer said...

To find out more about the Cambodia-linked films that are showing at the 2008 CamboFest in Siem Reap, go to the following links:

What I See When I Close My Eyes:

The Red Sense:

The Return:

Where The Lotus Blooms:

December 26, 2008 11:30 AM  

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