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.
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
Co-Producer: Michael Cody
Production Company: Flood Projects/ Hanuman Films
World Sales: REEL SUSPECTS
Director: Michael Cody, Amiel Courtin-Wilson