A Tomb for Khun Srun
a film by Eric Galmard, 67'Khem looks into her father's history, Khun Srun, a Cambodian writer who joined the ranks of the Khmer Rouge in 1973 and was executed by them in 1978.
She meets some survivors, a cousin, an aunt and workers in a railway workshop who knew her father. At the same time, she and her two sons have to cope with the difficulties of a precarious life given that they are still living in a former Khmer Rouge stronghold.
In parallell with Khem’s deeds, the film enables us to hear the autobiographical and satirical voice of a humanist and pacifist writer who chose the revolutionary side (to his own detriment as it turned out). Inscribed in the present time of a country which is rapidly "developing" at the expense of a certain number of Cambodians, and in particular in a capital bristling with cranes, the voice of Khun Srun questions with acuity the contemporary Cambodia he never knew.
|sound||Jean-Baptiste Hael, Sear Visal|
|production||dora films sas with TeleBocal|
|supports||CNC, Eurométropole de Strasbourg, Procirep Angoa, Brouillon d'un rêve de la Scam et du dispositif La Culture avec la Copie Privée|
|festivals||Cambodia International Film Festival Phnom Penh 2015 (Cambodge), Festival Film Dokumenter Yogyakarta 2015 (Indonésie), Festival Itinérances Alès 2016 (France), Festival du Film Francophone Namur 2016 (Belgique), Festival du Film Fontenay-le-Comte 2017 (France), Festival cinéma du monde Sherbrooke 2017 (Canada)|
- L'annuaire Varan, novembre 2017, Entretien avec Eric Galmard.
- Khmer Times L'Hebdo, 15 janvier 2016,Avec la disparition de Khun Srun ....
- Mekong Review, avril 2016, Chasing the past
- Khmer Times, 4 décembre 2015 Cambodian writer highlighted
- La lettre d'Espace/Dialogue, décembre 2014, Qu’il est dangereux de vivre parmi les hommes...
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