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July 24 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Screening Wed. July 24, 7:30 p.m.
New York Times Critics Pick
Top prize at the Annecy International Festival (the equivalent of the best picture Oscar for animation)
Cambodia, 1975. Chou is a young woman whose everyday world is suddenly upended by the arrival of the Khmer Rouge regime. A remarkable debut from filmmaker Denis Do, who uses his mother as inspiration for a thrilling story of love, loss and enduring hope in the most trying of times.
“FUNAN is a stunning piece of animation in which the beauty of the visuals and the horror of the situation are inextricably intertwined.” – Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times
“A major artistic achievement that follows the lead of Isao Takahata’s masterful “Grave of the Fireflies” in using animation to create both the emotional intimacy and necessary distance to confront a historic tragedy that some find unwatchable in live action.” – Peter Debruge, Variety
“Do has created a tense, heartbreaking ode to a tragic time; a deeply personal story, superbly visualized.” – Alex Saveliev, Film Threat
Language: French (English subtitles)