Angkar

Neary Adeline Hay

Angkar is a film that attempts to raise the question of memory, and shows the vital importance of narrating the past. The filmmaker, who was born from a forced marriage at a village of detention during the Khmer Rouge regime, has for a long time nurtured the desire to explore and better understand this period of Cambodia's history marked by violence and repudiation. A personal journey back in time, in the company of her father Khonsaly, who meets his former Khmer Rouge persecutors in the obscure intimacy of the village in which they lived together as prisoners for four years.

Between past and present, identities are revealed, the forgotten spectres re-emerge and the story, face-to-face, is finally told. The film stands as a testimony of survival, a tangible document which contributes to the reconstruction of the memory of a country.

Screenings

  • Pathé 5
    English subtitles
    Thu 25 Jan Buy
  • Pathé 3
    English subtitles
    Fri 26 Jan Buy
  • Cinerama 2
    English subtitles
    Sat 27 Jan Buy
  • LantarenVenster 4
    English subtitles
    Mon 29 Jan Buy

More information

Filmmaker
Neary Adeline Hay
Premiere
World premiere
Country
France
Year
2018
Medium
DCP
Length
71’
Language
Khmer, French
Producer
Christophe Audeguis
Production Company
The cup of tea
Sales
The cup of tea
Editor
Manon Falise
Sound Design
Paul Jousselin
Music
Mathias Durand