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“We’re used to seeing a house for its roof, windows, and walls. But in the end, as we move out of here, it breaks my heart.” Filmmaker Kavich NEANG’s father is one of the hundreds of residents who must leave the iconic White Building in Phnom Penh. This housing block bore witness to a tremendous series of events: the young nation’s Golden Age; a traumatic breakdown under a radical regime; decades of cultural revival centered within its walls; and the rapid pace of capitalist development that would ultimately lead to its demise. Now the once radiant walls are grey and damaged.
NEANG, born at the White Building in 1987 and raised inside, once dreamed of shooting a fiction film here, but reality overtook his plan. It’s now the location for his first full-length documentary. When demolition comes, it’s all just a memory.
導演 Director – Kavich NEANG｜2019｜77’｜彩色 Color
柬埔寨、法國 Cambodia, France｜高棉語 in Khmer
中、英文字幕 with Chinese and English subtitles｜B組 Group B
澳門首映 Macao Premiere
2019 International Film Festival Rotterdam, the Netherlands
2019 Cinéma du Réel Film Festival, France
2019 Locarno Film Festival, Switzerland