FURTHER AND FURTHER AWAY (ឆ្ងាយដាច់អាល័យ / Chhngai dach alai)
Directed by POLEN LY
WORLD PREMIERE - BERLINALE SHORTS 2022 - GERMANY
A young indigenous Bunong woman and her older brother spend one last day in their rural village in northeastern Cambodia, before an impending move to the capital city in search of a more prosperous life. While her brother is excited for the move, she senses a quiet desire to return to their long-gone village that was lost to the development of a nearby hydroelectric dam a few years earlier.
Cambodia | 2022 | Fiction | Color | DCP | 24 min | Bunong, Khmer
Script: Polen Ly Director of Photography: Polen Ly Sound Recordist: Vet Mourng 1st Assistant Director: Ouch Lath 2nd Assistant Director: Sopheon Oul Editor: Kavich Neang Sound Designer, Editor & Mixer: Vincent Villa Post-Production Lab: White Light Post Colorist: Jirayu Jangwattanapong Development of this film was made possible with the generous support of Angelina Jolie, International Rivers NGO, and numerous Indiegogo donors to "The River Snail" project. The film was developed and completed with support from the Singapore International Film Festival's SEA-SHORTS Film Grant, and in partnership with Momo Film Co, the Cambodia Film Commission, and the Cambodian Department of Cinema and Cultural Diffusion.