Sunrise in My Mind
2020 / Cambodia / 14 minutes / dir. San Danech
A young woman working late at night at a beauty salon gives into her restrained interest in a young man who spends his evenings driving Phnom Penh's streets by a motorbike as a delivery man.
San Danech has worked in production on a variety of projects with Anti-Archive since 2015, including as casting assistant and assistant production manager on “Diamond Island” (Davy Chou, SACD Award, Semaine de la Critique 2016). Her first short film as a director titled “A Million Years” won Best Southeast Asian Short at the Singapore International Film Festival 2018 and the Arte Award at Kurzfilm Hamburg 2019, resulting in the film's broadcast on Arte in early 2020. “Sunrise in My Mind”, her second film, held its world premiere in competition in October 2020 at the Busan International Film Festival.