France Is Our Mother Country

Directed by Rithy Panh, 75 minutes, 2007, French version

Presentation by Rithy Panh and Anne-Laure Porée with Q&A.
The screening is under the framework of Act of Memory and Carte-Blanc to Rithy Panh

This latest film of the director is a story of a failed encounter between two cultures, two sensitivities, two realms of imagination: an encounter which resulted in a colonization not exempt form brutality while it could have avoided wars, chaos and destruction.
Primarily based on extracts of archive film shot mainly in Indochina in the early twentieth century until the fall of Dien Bien Phu, this film is a continuation of a cinematographic reflection about time, memory and looking.

  • September 19, 2015 · 6:30 pm
  • Bophana Center
  • Cine Saturday