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WHITE BUILDING ប៊ូឌីញស

kincmok 12 May, Cambodia, Competition, Rialto De Pijp, Section

Dates & Tickets

 Thu 12 May
19:00
Rialto De Pijp

TICKETS

Dutch premiere

Region

Cambodia, France, China, Qatar

Language

Khmer

Subtitles

English

Length

90 min

Director

Kavich Neang

WHITE BUILDING ប៊ូឌីញស

The White Building was a historic apartment block in Phnom Penh, the product of a modern housing plan in the 1960s. Although the building was demolished in 2017, memories of it remain. Drawing from his own life, director Kavich Neang tells an intimate story of the White Building through the eyes of twenty-year-old Samnang. In the fast-changing city, Samnang and his friends practice their dance routine and dream of television talent contests. But the demolition of the White Building, Samnang’s lifelong home, brings great uncertainty to the future. Samnang’s father attempts to bring his neighbours together to fight the government’s compensation offers, and Samnang must face his best friend’s departure from Cambodia.

CAST:
Piseth Chhun, Sithan Hout, Sokha Uk, Chinnaro Soem, Sovann Tho

Director


Director:
Kavich Neang, 1987, Cambodia

Films: Last Night I Saw You Smiling (2019), White Building (2021) is his feature directorial debut.

Awards: Venice – Orizzonti Best Actor Award (Piseth Chhun)