Davy Chou is a French-Cambodian filmmaker born in 1983. In 2009, he established a filmmaking workshop in four Phnom Penh schools and founded a collective for young Cambodian filmmakers.
Golden Slumbers (2011), a documentary about the birth of Cambodian cinema in the 60s, was his first feature-length film, produced by Vycky Films. It was selected by the Berlinale Forum and the Busan International Film Festival. His fiction short film Cambodia 2099 (2014) premiered in Cannes’ Directors’ Fortnight and won, among others, the Grand Prize of Curtas Vila do Conde. His first narrative feature, Diamond Island (2016), premiered at the 2016 Cannes Film Festival Critics’ Week and won the SACD Prize.
His most recent feature, Return to Seoul (2022), premiered in Un Certain Regard at the 2022 Cannes Film Festival and was acquired by Sony Pictures Classics in North America.
Davy Chou is based in Paris, France and Phnom Penh, Cambodia.