CTFF 2018 OFFICIAL SELECTION: THE WITCH

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CTFF 2018 OFFICIAL SELECTION: THE WITCH
Director, Producer: HUY Yaleng
Cinematography: OUL Chamroeun
Stars: Huy Yaleng, Hin Channiroth, Chan Dara, Ven Vannak
Country: Cambodia
Language: Khmer with English subtitles
Feature Film: 80mins

PLAYING: Sunday, September 16th.
TIME: 2:30PM
GET TICKETS: http://ctff2018.whindo.com
LOCATION: Art Theatre, 2025 E. 4th St. Long Beach, CA 90814

THE WITCH or ‘Thmob’ is a Khmer movie based on a folk tale about a sorceress in the past century. It is filled with tales of black magic where the witch casts spells to either make people sick or kill them.

The plot is centred around a tycoon, called Raj, his wife named Tep Leak who is pregnant, and their two children. The period is based in the Longvek era.

Longvek was a city in ancient Cambodia, and the capital city of the country after the sacking of Angkor by the Siamese in 1431.

The Raj family live in harmony until one fateful day when the tycoon gets waylaid by bandits and is badly injured. After that, one calamity after another befalls the family.

The family well dries up, workers disappear, and the cattle go missing. On top of that, Raj begins to act weird – so weird that his brother-in-law thinks he’s either possessed or dabbling with black magic.

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