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

    • Special Mention, Student Jury Prize - Tokyo Filmex
    • NETPAC Award for Best Asian Feature World Premiere - IFF Rotterdam

    Festivals

    Production
    ANTI-ARCHIVE
    Kavich Neang

    Kavich Neang

    Cambodia

    Kavich Neang was born in Phnom Penh, Cambodia in 1987. He has directed five short films since 2011. He first studied under Rithy Panh, and in 2013, he joined Busan's Asian Film Academy. In 2014, he co-founded Cambodian production company Anti-Archive. He joined Cannes Cinéfondation's Residency in 2017-18. His documentary LAST NIGHT I SAW YOU SMILING (2019) won the NETPAC Award at IFFR, the Special Jury Prize at Jeonju, Best Image at Janela de Cinema and two awards at Tokyo FilmEx. His project WHITE BUILDING was selected at Qumra 2021.

    Selected Filmography