ONE CAMBODIAN FAMILY PLEASE FOR MY PLEASURE
2018 | Narrative | USA | 13 min | English
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Synopsis: In 1981, a lonely refugee from Czechoslovakia paints an all-too-appealing picture of her American life as she writes a letter begging an organization to send a Cambodian refugee family so that she can help resettle them in her new “hometown of dreams”: Fargo, North Dakota.
Written & Directed by: A.M. Lukas
Producers: Lizzie Nastro, Alex Cirillo
Cast: Emily Mortimer
Writer, Director: A.M. Lukas
A.M. Lukas (nee Anna Martemucci) is a filmmaker, writer, and actor. Her debut as a writer-director, the coming of age comedy Hollidaysburg, was uniformly praised by top film critics and its screenplay was honored by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Her previous feature films include Breakup at a Wedding and the popular cult web series (turned motion picture) Periods, both made in association with Anonymous Content and released by Oscilloscope Labs. In 2015 Lukas became the first-ever recipient of the “Through Her Lens Award,” a filmmaking grant from the Tribeca Film Festival and luxury brand Chanel. She is the subject of The Chair, Starz’s critically acclaimed 10-part documentary on film auteurship. Lukas writes about movies and TV for Talkhouse. Her most recent project, a short called Pasadena, won the audience award at the Los Angeles Film Festival.
Starring: Emily Mortimer
English actress Emily Kathleen Anne Mortimer was born in Hammersmith, London, England, to writer and barrister Sir John Mortimer and his second wife, Penelope (née Gollop). She was educated at St Paul’s Girls’ School in West London, and it was whilst there she began acting. Mortimer moved on from school to Lincoln College, Oxford University, where she studied English Literature and Russian, and spent two terms at the Moscow Arts Theater Drama School, studying acting.