Friday, June 29, 2012

Brooding ghost

Yon Davy in the film's credits
Yon Davy is recognised as one of this country's best contemporary dancers, appearing regularly at home and abroad in key productions. She recently had to forgo a place in the performance of Arco Renz's production of Crack due to an addition to her family in a few months time. Tonight, her acting ability, albeit playing a dark and brooding ghost, seen primarily in the shadows, was on show in the Italian-produced movie set in Cambodia, called Blood Red Karma.  Filmed in Phnom Penh, Kampot and a few places in between, Davy's character was the ghost of a victim that was killed at Tuol Sleng and came back to take possession of a young filmmaker. The film itself was mediocre, I'm not a lover of ghost stories and this one didn't do it for me at all, the acting was unconvincing and the whole piece was dark in its photography as well as its plot. Also appearing briefly in the film was Nou Sondab, a well-known TV actress who is also the mother of fellow contemporary dancer Belle, who also made a fleeting appearance in the closing credits. Despite what I've said above, it's good news that foreign productions are being made in Cambodia and that Khmer actors are being involved.

Labels: , ,


Post a Comment

Subscribe to Post Comments [Atom]

<< Home

Newer›  ‹Older