Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Free films, 90 of them

I'm a bit slow on this one but I've only just seen the program. 5 days of cinema, screening 90 films, all for free, is the sum of the upcoming Cambodia International Film Festival 2011, hosted by the Bophana Audiovisual Resource Center. The films - features, shorts and documentaries - will be screened at four locations including the Legend Cinema and Bophana itself between 15-18 December. The highlights for me are; Golden Slumbers, Davy Chou’s first feature length documentary about the memories and tracks of the golden age of Khmer cinema; Rithy Panh's latest feature shot in Siem Reap called Shiiku, The Catch, a 90-minute story of a black American pilot captured in 1972 by the Khmer Rouge; and The Disappearance of McKinley Nolan, an investigation by filmmaker Henry Corra of the mysterious case of Private McKinley Nolan, who vanished 40 years ago on the Cambodian/Vietnam border. There are lots more films to enjoy, from a range of countries, and you can read more about it here.

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