It is a great honor for CTFF to present to you the remastered version of Puthisen Neang Kongrey (12 Sisters), a film released just over 40 years ago. We are also pleased and humbled to announce that the legendary actress Virak Dara will also join us in this very anticipated screening. See you all at the movies!
Bophana Films Shine Light on Today’s Cambodia
The Bophana Center is several things – archive, memorial and promoter of filmmaking in Cambodia. Since its founding in 2006, a major focus has been to revitalize the film industry by training the country’s youth in film and broadcast technology.
Academy Award nominated director Rithy Panh, the center’s co-founder describes the mission:
Cambodia is a young country, and we must give prospects to the youth. The past tells us what may happen tomorrow; and images are here to make us think and feed us; it is a great strength to move forward. Education helps us analyze the images and master the techniques; creation enables us to speak up but also express what we see and how we feel.
Ten of the center’s recent works are screening at CTFF 2019. These films paint a strong and stark portrait of life in Phnom Penh of those who exist at bottom rung of the economic ladder and struggle not just to survive, but to thrive also.