19 March 2024


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Still from the animated film Funan depicting a scene from the Khmer Rouge

Funan (Denis Do, 2018)

Unclassified M advisory | 84 Mins | 2018 | DCP | FRA, BEL, LUX, KHM, RE | D: Denis Do
French, English – English Subtitles

This international co-production tenderly portrays a mother’s struggle to be reunited with her four-year-old son after they are forcibly separated by the Khmer Rouge.

With subtle, understated animation, this debut feature from Denis Do strikes at the heart of the terror for Cambodians living under the regime. Written by Do with Magali Pouzol and Elise Trinh, the film draws inspiration from the memories of Do’s mother.

‘…a stunning piece of animation in which the beauty of the visuals and the horror of the situation are inextricably intertwined’ – Los Angeles Times

The details

What: Funan screening
When: Saturday 13 April at 2pm
Where: NFSA Canberra (Arc Cinema)
Cost: $12–16. Book tickets

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