SFS Heritage Talkies #3 - GOLDEN SLUMBER


The Singapore Film Society welcomes 2017 with a new initiative – the SFS Heritage Talkies! This series aim to share local and regional films, with a heritage perspective, to complement with the Singapore Heritage Short Film Competition programme.

After two successful screenings of Singapore' HOMECOMING, and Malaysia's RETURN TO NOSTALGIA, we head further north of the Asian hinterland, and drop off at Cambodia. This time, director DAVY CHOU tries to trace the golden generation of Cambodian cinema in the 1960s, which unfortunately had been mostly lost due to the ravages of war.

There will be a post-screening dialogue with director DAVY CHOU after the screening.


Total running time - 96 minutes.

Film rating - PG

Director – DAVY CHOU

Cambodian cinema flourished in the 1960s, drawing huge crowds to theaters

around the country, until the industry was destroyed by the Khmers Rouges in

1975. Of the 400 films produced, only 30 remain today. Almost all the actors

were killed during the reign of Pol Pot and only a few of the directors were

able to flee the country. Most of the old movie theaters of Phnom Penh have

become restaurants, karaoke clubs or squats. Golden Slumbers resurrects the

myths and legends of this lost cinema. Through survivors' stories and the

search for remnants of their era in modern Phnom Penh, the film reveals the

vital importance movies had for an entire generation, as well as the complex

legacy they leave today's youth to inherit.

Youtube Trailer Link - http://vimeo.com/16495276
Images and Information courtesy of Vycky Films and Doc & Film International
DAVY CHOU's attendance is made possible by Lycee Francais de Singapour and
Alliance Francaise de Singapour

Programme Partner and Venue Supporter - SCAPE

Wed Mar 22, 2017
8:00 PM - 10:00 PM SGT
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