Filmfest 2014

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An impressionistic fable – the story of Phirun and Sovanna – two young lovers inexplicably drawn together who escape a brutal and exploitative world of crime and violence in modern day Cambodia. Fleeing Phnom Penh after a murder, they travel deeper into the jungle. As their vulnerable love ebbs and flows along their journey, they wake from the trauma of their former lives and unleash a violent rage upon the world. Love and death intermingle as they travel deeper into the abyss – their world strangely transforming around the two young lovers on the run.

RUIN was awarded the Special Horizons Jury Prize at the 2013 Venice Film Festival.

tags: Far East, Art, Nature, Journey, Feature film, Crime/ Murder

Cast: Sang Malen, Rous Mony


Screenplay: Michael Cody, Amiel Courtin-Wilson

Director of Photography: Ari Wegner

Film Editor: Sally Blenheim, Luca Cappelli, Simon Price

Composer: Steve Benwell

Production Designer: Leah Popple

Costume Design: Leah Popple

Sound: Steven Bond

Producer: Amiel Courtin-Wilson

Production Company: Flood Projects/ Hanuman Films

Co-Producer: Michael Cody


Director: Michael Cody, Amiel Courtin-Wilson