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special screening: diamond island

an ordinary city and autumn meeting, with the support of the french institute in vietnam, have the pleasure to invite you to a special screening of the film ‘Diamond Island’ in presence of the film director Davy Chou and actors Sobon Nuon and Madeza Chhem.

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synopsis

diamond island is a symbol of cambodia’s future, a sprawling, ultra-modern paradise for the rich on the river in phnom penh.

like many other country boys, Bora, 18, is lured from his village to work on the construction of this property developers’ dream. there, he forges new friendships and is even reunited with his charismatic older brother Solei, who disappeared five years ago. Solei introduces Bora to the exciting world of Cambodia’s privileged urban youth, with its girls, its nightlife and its illusions.

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a film by Davy Chou (Golden Slumbers, 2011)
year of production: 2016
running length: 1h39min
languages: khmer with dual english-vietnamese subtitles
SACD Award – critic’s week, Cannes festival 2016

more info.

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screening details

date & time: thursday, november 30th 2017 – 7.30 pm
location: hoa sen university, 8 nguyễn văn tráng, q.1
free entrance, but registration required here.
more info & updates here.

the screening will be followed by a q&a with film director Davy Chou and actors Sobon Nuon (Bora) and Madeza Chhem (Aza).

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about our partners

autumn meeting is an annual international cinema event held in da nang, vietnam. with the purpose of discovering and supporting new talented filmmakers from vietnam and the region, autumn meeting organizes various in-depth filmmaking workshops as well as film screenings and networking events. this year, autumn meeting takes place from 26th november to 5th december 2017.

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the institut français in vietnam is a service of the french embassy in vietnam promoting french culture and encouraging cross-cultural exchange and cultural diversity.

 

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