Last Night I Saw You Smiling

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    Last Night I Saw You Smiling

    Directed by

    Cambodia, France

    2019

    75 min

    • Khmer

    Documentary

    The White Building, an iconic structure home to 493 families in Phnom Penh, faces demolition. In the building's final days, Kavich Neang follows three families, including his own, as they pack belongings, share memories and anxieties, and eventually move out before the building's total destruction.

    Awards

    • NETPAC Award for Best Asian Feature World Premiere - IFF Rotterdam

    Festivals

    Production
    ANTI-ARCHIVE
    Kavich Neang

    Kavich Neang

    Cambodia

    Kavich Neang studied music and dance at a young age at Cambodia Living Arts before graduating in professional design from Limkokwing University of Creative Technology in 2013.

    In 2010, he directed his first short film, A SCALE BOY, as part of a documentary film workshop led by Cambodian filmmaker Rithy Panh. In 2013, he joined the Busan International Film Festival’s Asian Film Academy. In 2015, he directed his first narrative short film, THREE WHEELS, which premiered at the Busan International Film Festival that year and later won the Youth Jury award at the Singapore International Film Festival. In the same year, he made another short film, GOODBYE PHNOM PENH (2016) which was commissioned and subsequently screened by Asian Film Archive. ​

    Kavich Neang is based in Phnom Penh.

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