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DIAMOND ISLAND

Davy Chou 2016 1h 39m

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Synopsis

Diamond Island is an island on the shores of Phnom Penh that has been transformed by property developers into the symbol of Cambodia’s future, an ultra-modern paradise for the rich. Bora is 18 years old and, like many young people from the countryside, he leaves his native village to work on this vast construction site. There he befriends other workers of his age, until he finds his older brother, the charismatic Solei, who disappeared five years earlier. Solei opens the doors to an exciting world of urban, privileged youth, its girls, its nights and its illusions.

About the director

Davy Chou is a French-Cambodian filmmaker born in 1983. His documentary GOLDEN SLUMBERS (2011) was selected for the Berlin Film Festival – Forum in 2012 and the Busan International Film Festival, as well as more than 40 other international festivals. His short film CAMBODIA 2099 (2014), which takes place entirely on Diamond Island, in Phnom Penh, has been selected for the Cannes Film Festival Directors’ Fortnight. In 2016, he returned to Cannes, where his feature DIAMOND ISLAND was selected for the Semaine de la Critique.

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