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.

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technical data:
duration 67 minutes
camera Bun Chanvisal
sound Jean-Baptiste Hael, Sear Visal
editing Christine Benoit
mixing Nicolas Cadiou
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)