Thursday, May 13, 2010


A scene from The Road to Freedom, currently at Cannes, with Joshua F Smith and Scott Maguire
I spoke to Brendan Moriarty, the fresh-faced director of The Road to Freedom, the film inspired by the disappearance of journalists Sean Flynn and Dana Stone in Cambodia in 1970, whilst he was in Cannes today. His war adventure drama, which had a successful Hollywood premiere last month, attended by one of my fave actresses, Tippi Hedren, star of Hitchcock's The Birds, will be part of the prestigious Cannes film festival which began yesterday and runs until the 23rd. It should be ready to show in Cambodia sometime around September. Moriarty, who spent some of his childhood here, shot TRTF entirely in Cambodia, particularly around Kep and Kampot, and is keen to use Cambodia as the backdrop for future productions. The production company that worked on TRTF also has a big budget war drama entitled Kings of Angkor: The Army of a Thousand Elephants on the drawing board. Find out more about TRTF here.

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Anonymous eric said...

So that means... at the local dvd-store around the corner this month?

May 13, 2010 at 11:36 PM  
Blogger Andy Brouwer said...

Unlikely as no copies will be in the country for a while yet. The director said he'll be here in July but won't show the film until a couple of months later. Well, that's the plan anyway. Of course if a copy falls into the hands of an unscrupulous dvd copier, then it'll be in the markets before you can fart.

May 14, 2010 at 8:24 AM  

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