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The Last Reel


Sun Dec 7 2014, 2:00pm

Where: Shaw Lido , 350 Orchard Road, 5th/ 6th Floor, Shaw House , Tanglin, Singapore

Restrictions: All ages

Ticket Information:

  • General Admission: $12.00
  • Additional fees may apply

On one level, this is about a woman seeking the missing reel of an old film, linked to painful, buried secrets, in order to give her sick mother an ameliorating gift.

On another, it pays tribute to the Golden Age of Cambodian Cinema – of 300 features made between 1965 and 1975, only around 30 remain – and confronts the brutal legacy of the Khmer Rouge.

By focusing on inter-generational conflict, it damns the silence that still shrouds a difficult and slippery past. One line in the film remarks sadly, “If you look at Phnom Penh now, it’s like nothing ever happened.”

A highly ambitious film, by first-time director Kulikar Sotho, The Last Reel features former Golden Age actress Dy Saveth as the mother, and aims to help lay ghosts to rest for a more hopeful future.