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Khmer with Thai and English Subtitles

18 April 2017 29 April 2017

Love, friendship, and hope are what one's need to survive but what if you can only choose one?

Named after one of those Las Vegas-style luxury housing developments popping up in places like Dubai, Mumbai, Dakar and now, Phnom Penh, Diamond Island tells the story of a shy and humble 18-year-old from the Cambodian provinces who arrives in the big city to help build one such architectural monstrosity, only to find his personal life upended by family, friends and his budding romance with a local girl.

Diamond Island is the only film from South East Asia that won the SACD Award from Cannes 2016

  • Won Grand Prix Prize at Cabourg Romantic Film Festival, France
  • Won Cannes Film Festival SACD Prize 
  • Nominated for Cannes Film Festival Critics Week Grand Prize

“Davy Chou's pop gem, a bubble of concrete, neon lights and adolescence.” — Le Monde

“An urban swirl and sensual inspiration.” — Les Inrocks

“A teen-movie of rare beauty and poetry.” — Trois Couleurs

Director: Davy Chou
Country: France, Cambodia, Germany, Qatar, Thailand
Duration: 101 minutes
Year: 2016