RCB FILM CLUB RE-OPENS!
(Feature Film Series)
‘ IN THE LIFE OF MUSIC ’, CAMBODIA
(With English subtitles )
1 Hr 32 Mins.
Directed by Caylee So, Sok Visal
108 Media / Aeon Entertainment
We thank the EMBASSY OF CAMBODIA for supporting the event.
SATURDAY 6 NOVEMBER, 4:00 PM
VENUE: RCB FORUM, 2nd Floor, River City Bangkok
It’s a film that connects the social, political, cultural history of the country, through its most famous song Champa Battambang, written by Sinn Sisamouth, often called the King of Khmer Music.
The song connects three segments of the film, which portray the lives of three generations of Cambodians, and through them, explores the country’s tumultuous genocidal history.
The film opens with a young Cambodian-American girl, Hope (played by the talented Cambodian Canadian actress Ellen Wong), who re-connects with her homeland for the very first time since her birth. Her views and reactions as she moves around the city and countryside, are the typical expat’s responses, and in many ways are reflective of the film-director Caylee So’s life and thoughts. Like Hope’s mother, Caylee So was a refugee-child who escaped to the US after the Khmer Rouge regime. She went to film-school in America, and returned to her homeland many years later. She made this film, together with co-director Sok Visal.