Screening Program February 2015
Cambodian-Australian film “RUIN” by Michael Cody and Amiel Courtin-Wilson, presented by Bafnet member Serey Mao.
The movie has been shown in several film festivals and won prizes such as the Special Orizzonti Jury Prize at the Venice International Film Festival and Best Image, Best Editing and Best Direction from other festivals.
90min in Cambodian with English subtitles
RUIN is an impressionistic fable – the story of Phirun (Rous Mony) and Sovanna (Sang Malen) – two young lovers inexplicably drawn together who escape a brutal and exploitative world of crime and violence in modern day Cambodia.
“Second generation Cambodian Samboleap wrote:
Its the perfect blend of West and Khmer
the film is a poetic ode to the inexhaustible strengths of the lower class of Cambodia.”