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A movie feast in Phnom Penh

During the 8th Cambodia International Film Festival, DIB Club Koh Pich welcomes festival goers and participants to relax around and in the pool between two screenings, sip one complimentary drink...and talk about movies, of course!

by Living Cambodia Team, 04 Mar. 2018

With 130 feature and documentary films from 41 countries, 70 filmmakers involved and a rich selection of movies made in Cambodia and/or directed by Cambodian creators, the 8th edition of the Cambodia International Film Festival (5-11 March 2018) is going to be a visual feast for all Phnom Penh movie buffs.

Elodie Yung
DIB Club
DJ Nana

International action movie star Elodie Yung is the patroness of the Festival, DJ Nana its ambassadress, and DIB Club on Diamond Island, a quick stroll from CIFF Open-Air Movie Theater, the ideal spot for festival-goers and participants to relax and lounge by the pool between screenings.

12 Sisters
Neary Adeline Hay

Definitely international, the festival is featuring movies and films from Haiti to Buthan. On the Cambodian scene, not-to-be-missed are the tribute to Ly Bun Yim, director of the legendary "12 Sisters", "Surviving Bokator" and the rebirth of Cambodian martial arts, or the moving evocation of forced marriages during the Khmer Rouge era in "Phka Sla Dance Drama" by Sophiline Cheam Shapiro and her arts ensemble.

Also, note down the Cambodian premiere of "Angkar", in which young French-Khmer filmmaker Neary Adeline Hay follows the steps of her father back to Cambodia to tell us an impactful story of survival and reencounter with a tragic past, of memory in the making that is a powerful yet subtle calling-out to Cambodia's new generations.

Dib Club, Koch Pich Street near Huione Golf Range. Complimentary first drink for Festival ticket holders and CIFF participants.

See the complete program of the 8th Cambodia International Film Festival here.