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20 Films you cannot miss at the 10th Cambodia International Film Festival (Part 2)

cambodiafilms2020bWe continue with our list of films that you shouldn’t miss at the 10th Cambodia International Film Festival which will take place from March 13th – 22nd (2020) at Phnom Penh, Cambodia.

About the festival:
The Cambodia International Film Festival is the most significant and industry driven film event in the Kingdom of Cambodia. Every year, the event features prominent pictures and hosts guests from Cambodia and abroad. CIFF is aimed at sensitizing audiences to the Art of cinema, promote innovative international film making in various forms and present quality productions made in and about Cambodia by national and international filmmakers.

Selected Films:

 

Nirvana Inn

Nirvana Inn by Vijay Jayapal – India | 2019 – 95 minutes
Section: Scary World

The thrilling story of a boatman trying to escape his past, who becomes the caretake of a Himalayan resort after an attempted suicide.

Schedule:
March 20th | Friday | Legend City Mall | 3:30 pm

 

 

Parasite

Parasite by Bong Joon Ho – South Korea | 2019 – 132 minutes
Section: Feature Films International

A poor family, the Kims, con their way into becoming the servants of a rich family, the Parks. But their easy life gets complicated when their deception is threatened with exposure.

Schedule:
March 14th | Saturday | Major Cineplex (Aeon Mall 1) | 2:00 pm
March 18th | Wednesday | Legend Eden | 7:00 pm

Trailer:

 

 

Rivercide

Rivercide: The Secret Six by Kim Byeongki – Korea | 2019 – 93 minutes
Section: Beautiful World

The Grand Canal project, Four Major River Project, was one of the key pledged of former President Lee Myung Bak. When this project was confronted with national opposition, he withdrew saying that he was carrying out a project to save the four rivers. It was a lie.

Schedule:
March 19th | Thursday | Rosewood Hotel (Level 35) | 3:00 pm
March 20th | Friday | Bophana Center | 7:00 pm
March 21st | Saturday | Rosewood Hotel (Level 35) | 8:15 pm

Trailer:

 

 

Song Lang

Song Lang by Leo Le – Vietnam | 2018 – 101 minutes
Section: Colorful World

Set in 1980s Siagon, Song Lang is a gritty underworld noir hiding a tender, romantic heart. At the film’s core is the unlikely bond that develops between hunky, brooding Dung, a tough debt collector for a ruthless loan shark, and Linh Phung, a charismatic young opera singer from a struggling CAI LUONG troupe.

Schedule:
March 14th | Saturday | Major Cineplex (Aeon Mall 1) | 4:30 pm
March 19th | Thursday | Legend Eden | 7:00 pm

Trailer:

 

 

The Bamboo Bridge

The Bamboo Bridge by Juan Francisco Salazar – Australia | 2019 – 65 minutes
Section: Beautiful World

Every dry season, a 1.5 Km bamboo bridge has been built across the Mekong River to the island of Koh Pen in Cambodia. Every year, the bridge is dismantled in the wake of the monsoonal tides and recycled for the following year. In 2017, this bridge was built for the last time when a massive new government funded concrete bridge was inaugurated as the country embraces China’s One Belt One Road initiative.

Schedule:
March 15th | Sunday | Chaktomuk Theater | 5:30 pm
March 19th | Thursday | Chaktomuk Theater | 4:30 pm
March 21st | Saturday | Rosewood Hotel (Level 35) | 5:30 pm

Trailer:

 

 

The Cave

The Cave by Tom Waller – Thailand | 2019 – 104 minutes
Section: Feature Films International

When a soccer team of 12 boys, age 11-16, and their 25-year old coach are trapped deep inside a cave in Northern Thailand, thousands of volunteers and soldiers from around the world unite in a race against time to find them.

Schedule:
March 19th | Thursday | Major Cineplex (Aeon Mall 1) | 5:00 pm

Trailer:

 

 

The Long Walk

The Long Walk by Mattie Do – Laos | 2019 – 116 minutes
Section: Woman in Asian Cinema

An old Laotian hermit discovers that the ghost of a road accident victim can transport him back in time fifty years to the moment of his mother’s painful death.

Schedule:
March 20th | Friday | Major Cineplex (Aeon Mall 1) | 7:15 pm

Trailer:

 

 

The Third Wife

The Third Wife by Ash Mayfair – Vietnam | 2018 – 96 minutes
Section: Woman in Asian Cinema

In 19th century rural Vietnam, fourteen-year-old May is ready to become the third wife of a wealth landowner. Little does she know that her hidden desires will take her by surprise and force her to make a choice between living in safety and being free.

Schedule:
March 21st | Saturday | Major Cineplex (Aeon Mall 1) | 4:30 pm

Trailer:

 

 

The Tree Remembers

The Tree Remembers by Lau Kek Haut – Taiwan | 2019 – 89 minutes
Section: World in Motion

Derived from the proverb “What the axe forgets, the tree remembers”, this film presents the current situation in Malaysia where a racist policy is still practiced, and the victims have been forced to remain silent.

Schedule:
March 16th | Monday | Legend Premium (Exchange Square) | 6:00 pm
March 17th | Tuesday | Major Cineplex (Soriya) | 5:30 pm
March 19th | Thursday | Legend City Mall | 6:00 pm

Trailer:

 

 

Yukiko

Yukiko by Young Sun Noh – France | 2018 – 70 minutes
Section: World in Motion

“Can you mourn for a person of whom you have no memory?” This is the question that comes up in this calm kaleidoscope of intimate impressions and associations that connect three woman: director Young Sun Noh, her mother, who was born and still lives in Korea, and her Japanese grandmother, who traveled to Seoul during the Japanese occupation of Korea to join her Korean lover.

Schedule:
March 18th | Wednesday | Legend Premium (Exchange Square) | 5:20 pm
March 19th | Thursday | Legend City Mall | 8:00 pm
March 20th | Friday | Major Cineplex (Soriya) | 4:30 pm
March 21st | Saturday | Bophana Center | 10:00 am

Trailer:

 

To see the first part of this article, go here: PART 1

For more information about the programme and schedule please visit the official website of the festival here: http://bit.ly/2xiFMvF

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