BANGKOK — Watch a Cambodian-French filmmaker’s feature debut look at impoverished teens seeking better lives in a newly developed corner of Phnom Penh this month.

The luxury buildings in the capital’s so-called Diamond Island were built for the wealthy to hang out. For the poor, it’s a place of hope, where their dreams of building a better life may never be realized due to gross disparities of wealth.

Changing Cambodian society was captured in last year’s film of the same name by Davy Chou, a film recognized by Cannes’ International Critics’ Week section that year.

Chou’s previous work was the 2012 documentary “Golden Slumbers” about the rise and fall of Cambodia’s Golden Age of cinema, during which his grandfather Van Chann reigned as a leading producer.


The film will show in Cambodian with English and Thai subtitles. Currently, it’s also showing at House Rama RCA, Lido Multiplex at Siam Square and the Bangkok Screening Room.

Tickets are 120 baht and 60 baht for members. A schedule of the evening and weekend matinees is available online.

On Tuesday, buy two tickets for 500 baht and enjoy the film with French cold cuts and a cheese platter for two. Want some wine with that? Glasses are 100 baht.


The film shows now through April 25 at the Alliance Francaise auditorium on Witthayu Road, a 10-minute walk from exit No.3 of MRT Lumphini.