Free Film screening with French-Cambodian director, Davy Chou as part of a weeklong filmmaker-in-residence program at UTM. Davy Chou co-founded the Cambodian film collective, Anti-Archive, which has been making waves in the region with their award-winning shorts, documentaries and feature films.
Synopsis: Diamond Island is a symbol of Cambodia's future, a sprawling, ultra-modern paradise for the rich on the river in Phnom Penh. Like many other country boys, Bora, 18, is lured from his village to work on the construction of this property developers' dream. There, he forges new friendships and is even reunited with his charismatic older brother Solei, who disappeared five years ago. Solei introduces Bora to the exciting world of Cambodia's privileged urban youth, with its girls, its nightlife and its illusions.
SACD PRIZE - CANNES FILM FESTIVAL CRITIC'S WEEK 2016GOLDEN GATEWAY AWARD FOR BEST FILM - MUMBAI INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL 2016
TIGER JURY AWARD - CINEMASIA AMSTERDAM 2017
GOLDEN TAIGA AWARD - SPIRIT OF FIRE FILM FESTIVAL 2017
GRAND PRIX - FESTIVAL DU FILM ROMANTIQUE DE CABOURG 2016
BAYARD FOR BEST FICTION FILM - NAMUR INTERNATIONAL FRENCH FILM FESTIVAL 2016