Friday, June 7 - Thursday, June 27, 2019
Cambodia, April 1975. Chou is a young woman whose everyday world is suddenly upended by the arrival of the Khmer Rouge regime. During the chaos of the forced exile from their home, Chou and her husband are separated from their 4-year-old son, who has been sent to an unknown location. As she navigates her new reality, working in the fields day and night under the careful watch of soldiers, and surviving the small indignities and harrowing realities of the increasingly grim work camps, Chou remains steadfast in her determination to reunite her family – even if it means risking everything. Winner of the top prizes at the Annecy Animation Festival and the Animation is Film Festival, FUNAN is a searing and remarkable debut from filmmaker Denis Do, who uses his own family history as inspiration for a thrilling story of love, loss and enduring hope in the most trying of times. Featuring the voices of Bérénice Bejo (The Artist) and Louis Garrel (The Dreamers).
Winner: Cristal Grand Prize, Annecy Int’l Animation Film Festival; Winner: Grand Prize & Audience Prize, Animation is Film Festival
- Country France/Luxembourg/Belgium
- Language In French with English subtitles.
- Running Time 86 minutes
- Director Denis Do
- Writer Denis Do, Magali Pouzol, Elise Trinh
- Cast Berenice Bejo, Louis Garrel, Colette Kieffer