The Sea Wall

Directed by Rithy Panh, 110 mins, 2009, French version with English subtitles

Indochina 1931, the Siam Golf at the edge of the Pacific Ocean. The mother realizes that the departure of her two grown children – Joseph 20 and Suzanne 16 – is ineluctable. Deceived by the colonial administration, she invested all of her savings in worthless, regularly flooded farmland. She puts into place a crazy scheme: building a dam against the sea with the help of the villagers…

  • July 19, 2014 · 5:00 pm
  • Bophana Center
  • Cine Saturday