Apart

Directed by Pring Proel, 2020, 15mn, Khmer version with English subtitles

At the end of each rainy season, Nu Pheun and Phem Sarun would usually go to Thailand in search of work — only this year the borders are closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Nevertheless, despite the restrictions, the two decide to take their chances and cross illegally, bringing along their 18-year-old son. The parents make the tough decision to leave their teenage daughters behind in the care of their grandmother.

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