A Million Years
Locarno Shorts Weeks 2021
Muoy lean chhnam
by Danech San
Cambodia · 2018 · Color · 21' · o.v. Khmer
09 - 15 | 02 | 2021
A young woman relaxes in a restaurant with a friend at a riverside. She recounts her past experiences, finding enchantment in the flow of the river and the trees on the mountains nearby. Strangely enough, she enters a parallel riverside with a stranger, and both tell of stories of fear.
The first film of the young Cambodian filmmaker draws a collection of ideas inspired by her own memories and dreams. As the dialogues flow like a stream of consciousness, the nature seems to occupy more and more space on screen, but also in the mind of the characters. Is it a dream or is it real? The characters remember their past to recreate a collective memory based on feelings, sounds and impressions. They will never forget what happened.
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