Last Night I Saw You Smiling

Cambodia, France, 2019, 77 min.

Director

Kavich Neang

Producer

Davy Chou,
Daniel Mattes,
Marine Arrighi de Casanova

Rights Holder

Apsara Films

DOP

Kavich Neang

Production

Anti-Archive, Apsara Films

The White Building, an iconic structure and a home to 493 families in Phnom Penh, faces demolition. In the building’s final days, director Kavich Neang follows his own family and neighbors as they pack belongings, share memories and anxieties, and eventually move out before the building’s total destruction.

HONORS
2019 IFFR (Netherlands) – Bright Future Section, NETPAC Award
Jeonju IFF (South Korea) – Special Jury Prize
Los Angeles Asian Pacific FF (USA) – Special Jury Award
Cinéma du Réel IFF (France) – International Competition
ABOUT THE DIRECTOR
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Kavich Neang

Born in 1987 and raised in Phnom Penh’s landmark White Building. His first shorts documentaries A SCALE BOY (2011) and WHERE I GO (2013) were produced by Rithy Panh. In 2014 co-founded Anti-Archive. In 2015 directed two short fictions, THREE WHEELS and GOODBYE PHNOM PENH. In 2018 his short fiction NEW LAND BROKEN ROAD premiered in Singapore.

Selected filmography

2019 Last Night I Saw You Smiling

2018 New Land Broken Road

2015 Goodbye Phnom Penh

2015 Three Wheels

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