Yub Menh Bong Keunh Oun Nho Nhim (Cambodia,France)
April 24 May 2 2020

Last Night I Saw You Smiling

Yub Menh Bong Keunh Oun Nho Nhim

  • Kavich Neang


The White Building, an emblematic apartment block home to 493 families in Phnom Penh, is going to be destroyed soon. Kavich Neang intimately chronicles the last days of this building through the portrait of three families (including his own) who live there. He thus sets out to encounter the inhabitants, starting with his own father, shortly before they abandon this site which was the setting of their private lives for years. The history of the inhabitants mixes with the country’s recent history. This building has witnessed the rise and fall of the Khmer Rouge, sheltered a community of artists and has lived through a first evacuation, in the time of Pol Pot. The film aesthetic is extremely delicate and meticulous; there is no longer a difference between daily life and dreams, between history and poetry. Last Night I Saw You Smiling thus composes the announced chronicle of a physical and moral ruin and the disintegration of a generation. A film on the collective memory of places and the ghostly echoes that remain attached to spaces.
Elena López Riera
Section:  Latitudes
Length: 78'
Country: Cambodia, France
Year: 2019
Language(s): Khmer
Premiere status at VdR: Swiss Premiere
VdR edition : 2019


Daniel Mattes  (Anti-Archive )
Marine Arrighi de Casanova  (Apsara Films )

Sales Contact

Daniel Mattes
Anti-Archive (Cambodia)
Tel. +85577335861


Language(s):  Khmer
Subtitles:  English, French
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