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Funan Unclassified 18+

Language: French with English subtitles

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Winner of Best Feature Film at the 2018 Annecy International Animated Film Festival, and featuring the voices of Bérénice Bejo and Louis Garrel, this meticulous, hand-drawn recreation of Cambodian life under the Khmer Rouge isn’t easily forgotten.

On 17 April 1975, Pol Pot’s army captured Phnom Penh. Along with millions of the city’s residents, young couple Chuo and Khuon are forced to make the lengthy trek to rural work camps. When their four-year-old son is taken from them along the way, their story becomes one of not just of endurance, but of hope – that they’ll survive years of punishing labour, widespread starvation and brutal violence to see their child again.

Inspired by stories his own family’s experiences during the horrific Khmer Rouge regime, first-time director Denis Do (a layout artist on Long Way North, MIFF 2016) brings Cambodia’s difficult history to the screen, using stunning animation to delve into heartbreaking and harrowing events.

“A compellingly dark and accurate look at a major 20th century atrocity.” – The Hollywood Reporter

Tickets

4231
Mon 05 Aug 6:45 pm [4231]
Funan (86 mins)
Kino 2 Assisted ListeningWheelchair Access100% Subtitles
Past event
3551
Sun 11 Aug 6:45 pm [3551]
Funan (86 mins)
Kino 1 Assisted ListeningWheelchair Access100% Subtitles
Past event
This session is bookable on a pass

To book a wheelchair space or to advise of other access requirements, please contact Box Office on (03) 8660 4898 or email boxoffice@miff.com.au
Key Cast
Bérénice Bejo, Louis Garrel
Director
Denis Do
Producer
Sébastien Onomo
Screenwriters
Denis Do, Magali Pouzol
Cinematographer
Michael Crouzat
Composer
Thibault Kientz Agyeman
Format
Digital
Company Credit
World Sales: Bac Films

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