Saturday, November 21, 2015
Wednesday, October 28, 2015
Friday, October 16, 2015
Kampot Writers Festival
Labels: Kampot Writers Festival
Saturday, October 10, 2015
Read more in the PPP @ http://www.phnompenhpost.com/post-weekend/sightseeing-locals-citys-secrets-revealed
Labels: King Norodom's Head
Tuesday, October 6, 2015
|The PPCFC first-team at the Smart-PPCFC press conference|
Sunday, October 4, 2015
|Nick Ray (left) and you know who (click to enlarge)|
Friday, October 2, 2015
Secret Phnom Penh
Sunday, September 27, 2015
Wat Po Veal
The PPPost now opens the doors of this cobwebbed-storage facility for ancient relics @ http://www.phnompenhpost.com/post-week…/inside-secret-museum.
And you can read about my visit there in 2006 @http://andybrouwer.co.uk/battmus.html
Saturday, September 26, 2015
All It Takes
A beautiful song.
Khmer-American pop singer Savy's latest single and music video - 'All It Takes' - can be seen on CTN, MyTV and Sabay every day, ahead of its release in the USA and everywhere else including iTunes, on 25 September. This is a real exclusive for Cambodia with the song set to be released as a ringback tone very soon. Savy will also be in the studio soon to record a version in Khmer. Her previous singles, About A Boy and Zero G will be released in a few weeks too. So keep your eyes and ears open for Savy's 'All It Takes'...
Friday, September 25, 2015
Labels: Mount Everest
Monday, September 21, 2015
The Last Reel has been officially chosen by the Cambodia Oscar Selection Committee (COSC) to represent Cambodia for the 'Best Foreign Language Film' Award of the 88th Oscars ceremony in Los Angeles in 2016. “I am so grateful to the Cambodia Oscar Selection Committee for choosing The Last Reel to represent Cambodia for the Foreign Language Film Award at the 2016 Oscars,” said The Last Reel Director Sotho Kulikar. “This film was made by Cambodians with a Cambodian audience in mind, but the themes are universal and it has been embraced around the world, as well as here at home,” she continued. “I am extremely proud to represent Cambodia, the Cambodian people and the Cambodian film industry at the 88th Oscars,” she added, “I love my country and an award for The Last Reel is an award for Cambodia.”
Now that The Last Reel has been submitted to The Academy for consideration in the Foreign Language Film Award category of the Oscars, everyone must wait to see if it will be chosen as a final nominee for an Oscar. First, all the films in this category are reviewed and nine films are shortlisted. Of these, the final 5 official nominees are chosen, which will be voted on by Academy members for the Oscar-winning film.
The Last Reel is out now in all leading Cambodian cinemas, including Major Cineplex by Cellcard at Aeon Mall; Legend Cinemas at TK Avenue, City Mall and Stung Meanchey; and Platinum Cineplex Sorya and Platinum Cineplex in Siem Reap.
Labels: The Last Reel
Friday, September 18, 2015
Tuesday, September 15, 2015
Finding myself in Finding Zero
Sunday, September 6, 2015
Locating Trapeang Sva
|Inside the stupa at Trapeang Sva|
|Rumnea at Tonle Bati|
Tuesday, August 25, 2015
Thursday, August 20, 2015
Sunday, August 16, 2015
Coming Home - The Last Reel
The Last Reel is one of the first feature films to be directed by a Cambodian woman, Sotho Kulikar, and was shot entirely on location in Cambodia with a cast of leading local talent, including screen legend Dy Saveth, rising star Ma Rynet and Ros Mony.
"A lost film buried beneath the Killing Fields reveals different versions of the truth. In an abandoned cinema, rebellious teenager Sophoun discovers an old film starring her mother, offering her the chance to dictate her own destiny at last, but at the cost of uncovering some dark secrets from the past about her parents lives during the Khmer Rouge regime."
The Last Reel has already won multiple international awards, including the 'Spirit of Asia' Award for Director Sotho Kulikar at the Tokyo International Film Festival in Japan in October 2014; the ‘Best Supporting Actor’ Award for Sok Sothun at the Asean International Film Festival & Awards in Malaysia in April 2015; and the ‘Black Dragon’ Award at the Far East Film Festival in Italy in May 2015.
The Hollywood Reporter
“With The Last Reel, Cambodian cinema’s resurgence as a filmmaking force continues apace... Sotho Kulikar conjures remarkable performances from her lead actresses in an attempt to reflect historical schisms through the tropes of rebellious-daughter family drama.”
Watch the official trailer for The Last Reel: https://youtu.be/Gii_klcdikY
Saturday, August 15, 2015
|In the SOS clinic|
Wednesday, August 12, 2015
Temple in the clouds
|Catching up with John Burgess|
Tuesday, August 11, 2015
Labels: Phnom Penh Crown
Monday, August 10, 2015
Facebook - friend or foe?
'This is not a definitive guide to Cambodia. Far from it. It is about inspiration, discovery, sharing, and above all else, a love and a respect for a country that has changed my life forever, as I hope it will change yours.'
People like Sopheaktra Phea and Sam Vandeth have no idea what this country means to me. And they will never understand because they have their own agendas.
Footnote: There were more lies spouted on TV again today, on a second football program. The attacks are very personal and completely without foundation or merit. However I refuse to be drawn into a tit-for-tat public showdown.
Wednesday, July 29, 2015
Meet Jacqueline Bhagavan
|Jacqueline Bhagavan - Mrs California-America|
Monday, July 20, 2015
Caught in the act
Two more pics, one on the touchlines and one in the office.
Labels: Phnom Penh Crown
Friday, July 17, 2015
I seem to be doing a lot of this recently with the Cambodian football season squashed into a few months, we have matches every weekend and in the middle of the week. I'm in the red jersey on the far right. Sorry but the picture was sent to me and I don't have the name of the photographer.
Labels: Phnom Penh Crown
Wednesday, July 15, 2015
|With my colleagues Heang and Dany at the meeting|
|Melaka's Christ Church at night|
|The clocktower in front of Christ Church|
|Confirmation of Melaka's heritage status|
Burgess & Preah Vihear - Cancelled
Tuesday, June 30, 2015
Time Out picks The Last Reel
|Legendary actress Dy Saveth plays the mother in The Last Reel|
The New York Asian Film Festival (#NYAFF) gets underway in NYC and Time Out New York has picked The Last Reel as one of their Top 10 films at the festival: http://www.timeout.com/newyork/movies/the-10-best-movies-at-the-2015-new-york-asian-film-festival
Showtime for The Last Reel is 8.15pm on Sunday 5 July at the Film Society of the Lincoln Center, NY.
If you have been living under a rock in recent months, I will recap. The Last Reel is a story of love, life and a broken society trying to heal by first-time Cambodian female director Kulikar Sotho. It is on the film festival circuit all over the globe at the moment - winning prizes in Tokyoand Italy and will be out in Cambodian cinemas from 4 September. Visit the film's website @ http://www.thelastreel.info.
Monday, June 29, 2015
New season to begin soon
Thu 2 July vs Boeung Ket @ RSN Stadium 6pm *LIVE
Sun 5 July vs Nagaworld @ RSN 6pm
Thu 9 July vs Cambodian Tiger @ RSN 6pm *LIVE
Sun 12 Jul vs Asia Europe @ RSN 6pm
Wed 15 Jul vs Army @ RSN 6pm *LIVE
Sat 18 Jul vs CMAC @ RSN 6pm *LIVE
Thu 23 Jul vs Kirivong @ Tonle Bati 3.30pm
Sat 25 Jul vs Western @ Western Stadium 3.30pm
Wed 29 Jul vs BBU @ RSN 6pm
Sat 1 Aug vs National Police @ Army Stadium 3.30pm *LIVE
Wed 5 Aug vs Svay Rieng @ Svay Rieng 6pm LIVE.
Sat 8 Aug vs Svay Rieng @ RSN 6pm
Wed 12 Aug vs Nagaworld @ Olympic 3.30pm
Sat 15 Aug vs Cambodian Tiger @ Western 3.30pm
Sat 12 Sep vs Asia Europe @ RSN 6pm
Wed 16 Sep vs Army @ Army 3.30pm
Sat 19 Sep vs CMAC @ Olympic 3.30pm *LIVE
Thu 24 Sep vs Kirivong @ RSN 6pm
Sat 26 Sep vs Western @ RSN 6pm
Wed 30 Sep vs BBU @ Olympic 6pm
Sat 17 Oct vs National Police @ RSN 6pm
Thu 22 Oct vs Boeung Ket @ Army 3.30pm.
Play-off dates: 28 & 31 Oct, 21 & 22 Nov and Final on 6 Dec.
Saturday, June 27, 2015
Ghost Money by Andrew Nette
Saturday, June 6, 2015
RSN opens its doors
|Rumnea as cheerleader|
2nd day of the RSN Youth Cup on Saturday. 2nd goalless draw for the PPCFC Academy, this time against free-scoring Chonburi from Thailand. A very good result for the home side to hold the same team that won 8-3 in Cambodia last year. Now the destination of the cup rests on the final day. PPCFC (on 2pts) meet Muangthong at 6pm, while the two teams on 4pts each meet in what could be the decider at 4pm, Frenz v Chonburi. Worth coming along and seeing these excellent young footballers strutting their stuff at the new RSN Stadium in Toul Kork.
Rumnea has been running around making herself very busy, cheerleading the young fans in the grandstand, helping out with the half-time penalty competition, clocking in the visiting media and still shouting louder than anyone else.
Friday, June 5, 2015
KROM will be live at Meta House on 20 June @ 7PM
A special rare live performance of Phnom Penh band KROM presenting new works from their forthcoming third album Mekong Delta Blues.
Not only will KROM be playing live but they recently released their latest single, CAMBODIA. You can catch the magical Sophea Chamroeun on main vocals, with Christopher Minko backing @ https://metalpostcard.bandcamp.com/album/krom-cambodia. I'm sure you will love it.
|Click to enlarge|
Labels: Phnom Penh Crown