DIAMOND ISLAND
Filmfest 2016

German Age Rating

Bora leaves his home in rural Cambodia to work on the eponymous real estate construction site outside Pnomh Penh as a laborer. He runs into his older brother Solei, whom he hasn’t seen for five years, and who introduces him to the capital’s nightlife. Davy Chou crafts a mosaic of a changing country, staying very close to his characters – and of a generation that has to learn to get its bearings in a constantly changing new world.

tags: Far East, Youth/Coming of Age, Feature film, Urban

Cast: Noun Sobon, Nov Cheanik, Chhem Madezza, Korn Mean, Khim Samnang

Credits

Screenplay: Davy Chou, Claire Maugendre

Director of Photography: Thomas Favel

Film Editor: Laurent Leveneur

Composer: Jérémie Arcache, Christophe Musset

Costume Design: Samphors Chorn

Sound: Vincent Villa

Producer: Charlotte Vincent

Production Company: Aurora Films

Co-Producer: Davy Chou, Hanneke van der Tas, Michel Merkt, Consuelo Frauenfelder, Soros Sukhum

Co-Production Company: Arte Fance Cinéma, Anti-Archive, Garidi Films, Vandertastic, Vicky Films, 185 Films, VS Service

World Sales: Les Films Du Losange

Distributor: Rapid Eye Movie HE

Director: Davy Chou

biography

Davy Chou, French director, producer and screenwriter, was born Fontenay-aux-Roses in 1983. His grandfather, who disappeared in 1969, was one of the leading film producers of Cambodia. Chou devoted his documentary LE SOMMEIL D'OR (2011) to the Cambodian film tradition that was wiped out under the Khmer Rouge.