At Wat Reach Bo in Siem Reap, the sound of monks giving their afternoon prayer duels with the nearby pounding of drums.
On a popular Phnom Penh strip, lined with the usual Khmer street food offerings – chicken feet, fried noodles, palm sugar juice – a bright red food cart stands out.
Tatsuhito Utagawa, a 27-year-old freelance filmmaker from Tokyo, had no inherent interest in Cambodian silk when he first visited the country in 2014.
With three feature films at this year’s Cambodia International Film Festival, the Buddhist mountain Kingdom of Bhutan this week gets a rare moment in the spotlight for Phnom Penh’s audiences.
Exactly 50 years ago, the Cambodian film industry was propelled forward by the release of Puthyisen Neang Kong Rey, or “12 Sisters”, by iconic director Ly Bun Yim.
One of the biggest cultural events in the Kingdom kicks off on Tuesday, March 6, with a huge variety of films from around the world screening for free across the capital.
The team behind Cambodian genre-busting flick and international hit Jailbreak begins shooting their next action film
In sheer size, variety and star power, little in the Kingdom compares to the Cambodia International Film Festival, now in its eighth year. Beginning on Tuesday, six days are packed with films from around the world.
Across the tiled floors of a small room in Phnom Penh’s Sisowath High School, a group of young dancers this week stomped, pranced and swayed through a choreography set to both heavy percussion and a gentle melody from Vivaldi.
The nearest neighbour to Ith Sarin’s villa in Siem Reap is about five minutes away, and that’s no coincidence.
The Cambodia International Film Festival returns in early March for its eighth edition, with more than 130 films scheduled over six days and the expected attendance of more than 70 filmmakers from 16 countries.