Bodeng sar

White Building
Director
Kavich Neang
Country
Cambodia, France, China, Qatar
Year
2021
Genre
Fiction
Scriptwriters
Kavich Neang, Daniel Mattes
Cast
Piseth Chhun, Sithan Hout, Sokha Uk, Chinnaro Soem, Sovann Tho, Jany Min, Chandalin Y
Production
Anti-Archive (Davy Chou), Apsara Films (Marine Arrighi de Casanova), Xstream Pictures (Jia Zhang-ke), Kongchak Pictures (Loy Te), Rotha Moeng, Brandon Hashimoto

Storyline

Twenty-year-old Samnang and two of his friends live in the White Building, a landmark tenement in Phnom Penh. In this fast-changing city, the three boys practice their dance routine dreaming of television talent contests while their parents lead a more traditional lifestyle. But the White Building is to be demolished. Samnang observes his father unsuccessfully attempting to bring together his divided neighbours on the government’s compensation offers for residents to move out, and he must face his best friend’s departure from Cambodia. Samnang finds that the stable environment he has always called home is on shaky ground.

Festivals & Academy awards and others

Venice Film Festival 2021
Orizzonti Competition
Orizzonti Award for Best Actor (Piseth Chhun)