Diamond Island Showing at META House with Davy Chou Q & A.
Get down to META House tonight to watch the film and meet the director set to bring Cambodian cinema to the wider world.
From 7pm tonight (26th April) META House will show the internationally acclaimed ‘Diamond Island’ the narrative feature of French-Cambodian helmer Davy Chou.
When 18-year old Bora (Sobon Nuon) leaves rural Cambodia to become a construction worker, he is reunited with missing brother Solei (Cheanick Nov) on “Diamond Island,” a glittering half-finished luxury development near Phnom Penh. DIAMOND ISLAND is a compassionate film is as much about its very specific Cambodian setting as it is the characters, with the film’s standout star its neon-pastel location work.
It is to be hoped that the film marks, in a small way, a new flowering of Cambodian cinema. The grandson of one of Cambodia’s most prolific producers prior to the Khmer Rouge purges — which, of course, eliminated most of the country’s creative practitioners — the French-born Chou brightly represents a new generation.
There will be a Q&A with director Davy Chou following the screening.
META House is located on 37 Samdach Sothearos Blvd (3), Phnom Penh.
The film will begin at 7pm.
Entrance Fee: USD 2.