BIFF 2020
Internasjonal fiksjon

Diamond Island

ORIGINAL TITLE:
Diamond Island
Frankrike / Thailand / Tyskland/ 2016/ 1 t. 41 min.
UNDERTEKSTER:
engelsk
CAST:
Sobon Nuon, Cheanick Nov, Madeza Chhem
DIRECTOR:
Davy Chou
WRITER:
Davy Chou, Claire Maugendre
CINEMATOGRAPHER:
Thomas Favel
PRODUCER:
Charlotte Vincent
Building dreams for other people

DIAMOND ISLAND centers on 18 year old Bora, who leaves the Cambodian countryside and arrives in Phnom Penh to work on the construction of a vast, ultramodern apartment complex for the rich people of the capital. Meeting new friends, falling in love and reconnecting with an older brother he hasn't seen in years, Bora's life expands alongside the apartments he is working on but never will be able to afford. Charming and insightful, DIAMOND ISLAND combines coming-of-age tropes with social commentary on modern-day Cambodia.

 

Davy Chou

Davy Chou (Cambodia/France, 1983) Filmography: GOLDEN SLUMBERS (2011)

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