Directed by HM Norodom Sihanouk (1968) October 21st, 7:15pm – Free entrance
As part of the ongoing 1960′s cambodian film festival at the Chinese House, we have the honour to receive permission from HM King-Father Norodom Sihanouk to screen his film “Twilight” which His Majesty has chosen for the festival.
About the movie: Prince Adit lives alone in Siem Reap. Because of his malaria, he is nursed by a young girl whose name is Sopheap. Indian Princess Maya Maharani, who was invited to Cambodian Independence Day, visits the prince at Angkor. The prince accompanies her to visit Angkor temples and they recall the first time they met. The lonely prince and the widowed princess can talk about their love freely without hesitation. But Miss Sopheap steals the prince’s heart…
1960′s Cambodian Rock night 24 october, from 7:00pm – Entrance fee: 1 usd
6:00pm – Conference on khmer music of the 60′s and 70′s
7:00pm – Closing ceremony with special guests : Mao Ayuth, Yvon Hem, Ly You Sreang and Chum Noy from Bophana Center
8:00pm – Actress Dy Saveth bridges the gap with the young khmer generation and introduces them to 60s fashion and dancing
9:00pm – Khmer Rock Band VOP, classic khmer rock
11:00pm – Khmer Rock DJ
For the closing party of this weeks’ film festival, you are invited to come and shake it out on the dancefloor to some classic and swinging cambodian rock tunes from the 60s and 70s. Khmer band VOP will open the party from 9:00pm, followed by a passionate khmer rock DJ from Australia. 60′s attire everywhere and strongly recommended!
1960′s Cambodian film festival and exhibition 17-25 october – Free entrance
From 1960 to 1975, Cambodian film studios produced more than 350 films and there were about 30 movie theatres in Phnom Penh. Today, only 33 films remain available. Lux Theatre is the last surviving movie theatre. Only a few directors and film stars survived the Khmer Rouge Regime.
This event will introduce the golden era of Cambodian films through biographies, photos and posters of the greatest actors, filmmakers and films. This special event serves as a link between generations and brings together a number of surviving directors and film stars from 1960 to 1975 with many talented young artists from today’s art scene. More than 20 Cambodian artists have created paintings, photographs, drawings and an architectural model based on fragmented memories and limited documentation.
During the festival, 11 films from this golden period will be screened with commentaries from legendary filmmakers Ly Bun Yim, Yvon Hem and Ly You Sreang and the legendary film star Dy Saveth. The organizers are honored to receive permission from HM King-Father Norodom Sihanouk to screen his film “Twilight” (1968) which HM has chosen for the festival. The 11 films include masterpieces “Twelve sisters” by Ly Bun Yim and “The Snake Man” by Tea Lim Koun (who many of us have lost touch with and we have discovered him alive in Canada three weeks ago).
Kon Khmer Koun Khmer recently produced “The Twin Diamonds” screened at Lux cinema earlier this month, and is led by Davy Chou, a young French filmmaker whose grandfather, Van Chann, was one of the greatest film producers in Cambodia in the 1960s.
The exhibition will open every day at 3:00 PM and the films (free entrance) will be screened at 4:00 PM and 7:00 PM. Special guests Mr. Ly Bun Yim and Mrs. Dy Saveth will attend the opening.
We are pleased to invite you to “Golden Reawakening” – an exhibition celebrating the golden era of Cambodian films (1960s and 1970s) to be held at the Chinese House in Phnom Penh. The exhibition will feature reproductions of movie posters, photos, biographies, film screenings and a chance to meet some of the stars and film directors.
Opening night is Saturday, October 16, 2009, 6 pm. The exhibition is curated by Davy Chou, the grandson of one of the most famous film producers of the 1960s named Van Chann.
Please find attached the schedule. Hope to see you at Chinese House, 45 Sisowath Quay, Phnom Penh, Cambodia.