A surprise screening of the short documentary BITTER MEKONG (25 mins) this evening at 6.30PM at Meta House on the occasion of UN day.
The film follows Cambodian-American Rami Sambath, who last saw his father at age six. Rami’s father was Cambodia’s ambassador to the United Nations when he was executed at S-21, the Khmer Rouge prison. This film journeys with Rami from New York City on his first trip to Cambodia, as he reearches about his father’s heroic legacy and tragic fate.
Rami Sambath will attend the screening (Question & Answer).
This presentation is followed by the Swiss feature film “BERESINA” at 7PM. Weird jokes, surprisingly good actors and a satirical plot make the movie a sadistic pleasure for every viewer. Director Daniel Schmid chronicles the story of Irina, a Russian call girl arriving in Switzerland, whose innocent attempt to live the high life there triggers unintended coup d’etat. BERESINA was noted for its barbed with clever production design and a fine comic performance by actress Yelena Panova when it was screened at the 1999 Cannes Film Festival. The film with Geraldine Chapline in a supporting role is screened in its German version with English Subtitles.
When: October 24, 2010 – 6:30PM
Where: Meta House Phnom Penh
German Cambodian Cultural Center
#37, Sothearos Blvd.
Tel. 010 – 312 333