White Building (2021)

(2021)

Feature Narrative Competition, Cambodia, France, China, Khmer - 90 min

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About the Film

As the demolition of his lifelong home in Phnom Penh looms ahead, Samnang struggles to maintain his life’s fragile balance as pressures mount from family, friends, and neighbors in this moment of sudden change. The film was screened at the 2021 Venice Film Festival, where it won the Orizzonti Best Actor Award.



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Director

Kavich Neang

Born in Cambodia in 1987, Kavich Neang has directed five short films since his debut in 2011. He first studied under the tutelage of Rithy Panh before joining Busan’s Asian Film Academy in 2013. Afterwards, he founded Anti-Archive alongside Davy Chou and Steve Chen and joined the Cannes Cinéfondation's Residency in 2017. His documentary Last Night I Saw You Smiling won the NETPAC Award at the 2019 International Film Festival Rotterdam as well the Special Jury Prize at the 2019 Jeonju International Film Festival, the Best Image Award at the 2019 Janela De Cinema Do Recife festival.

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