The Film Society of Lincoln Center announced the lineup for the sixth Art of the Real featuring a vibrant slate of nonfiction and hybrid films by internationally acclaimed filmmakers and impressive, award-winning debuts from around the world.
Last Night I Saw You Smiling (Yub Menh Bong Keunh Oun Nho Nhim)
NAME OF FILM: LAST NIGHT I SAW YOU SMILING (YUB MENH BONG KEUNH OUN NHO NHIM)
DIRECTOR(S): Kavich Neang
STARRING: Chunnat Pok, Kimleang So, Nary Bun
GENRE: Documentary Film
SYNOPSIS: Once a thriving artist community and cultural hub, Phnom Penh’s historic White Building has been sold to Japanese condo developers, displacing nearly 500 families. Born and raised in the building, filmmaker Kavich Neang returns to interview friends, neighbors, and family as they prepare to uproot, stirring up the dust and memories that have accumulated in the building’s walls. As longtime residents somberly reflect on their old home and its imminent destruction, summoning memories of Cambodia’s post-independence golden age and of similar evictions during the Khmer Rouge, Neang captures the serene light and music its storied hallways one last time.
Present.Perfect. directed by Zhu Shengze, described as a “daring film” by the jury, won the top prize – Tiger Award at the 2019 International Film Festival Rotterdam.
International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR) revealed the complete selection of 47 feature films from all over the world in its Bright Future section, the festival’s home for upcoming filmmakers with their own style and vision.