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Last Night I Saw You Smiling

Open City Documentary Festival


The White Building in Phnom Penh, a large municipal apartment block originally built in 1963, emptied by the Khmer Rouge and subsequently the centre of a thriving artistic community, has been sold to Japanese developers and is scheduled for demolition. Filmmaker Kavich Neang—himself born and raised in the building—returns to interview fellow residents as they pack up their belongings and prepare for eviction. Neang interweaves their reflections and reminiscences with the turbulent national history to which the building has borne witness—the original tenants having been evacuated during the Cambodian genocide of the 1970s—invoking the ghosts of the past that still reside within the building’s walls.


In partnership with Day for Night Films.

Book Tickets

Tuesday 10 Sep 201919:00