• Director

    Kavich Neang

  • Producers

    Davy Chou, Marine Arrighi de Casanova, Jia Zhangke

  • Screenwriters

    Kavich Neang, Daniel Mattes

  • With

    Piseth Chhun, Chinnaro Soem, Sovann Tho

  • Cambodia-France-China 2021. 90min

  • Sales

    Les Films du Losange

  • Language

    Central Khmer

    With English subtitles

Aspiring dancer Samnang and his family are part of a close-knit community in the White Building – a prominent apartment block and cultural landmark of the Cambodian capital. They find their lives suddenly shattered by the news of their home’s impending demolition, to make way for a new development. Things are made even worse when, fighting against the inevitable, Samnang’s father develops a mysterious illness; yet in the struggle they find solidarity, even joy. Following the acclaimed documentary Last Night I Saw You Smiling, Neang’s fiction debut is a triumph of economic and inventive storytelling. The subdued, naturalistic performances fuse wonderfully with the dramatic narrative and nonfiction elements to create a truly captivating testament to ‘home’ and a hymn of resistance to urban displacement.

Hyun Jin Cho

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