Director: Kavich Neang
Country: Cambodia, France, China, Qatar
Running Time: 90 minutes
Producer: Davy Chou, Marine Arrighi de Casanova
Starring: Piseth Chhun, Sithan Hout, Sokha Uk
Samnang faces the demolition of his lifelong home in Phnom Penh coupled with pressures from family, friends, and neighbours, which all arise and intersect at this moment of sudden change.
Kavich Neang was born in Phnom Penh, Cambodia in 1987. He has directed five short films since 2011. He first studied under Rithy Panh, and in 2013, he joined Busan’s Asian Film Academy. In 2014, he co-founded Anti-Archive alongside Davy Chou and Steve Chen. He joined Cannes Cinéfondation’s Residency in 2017-18. His 2019 documentary “Last Night I Saw You Smiling” won the NETPAC Award at IFFR, the Special Jury Prize at Jeonju, Best Image at Janela de Cinema and two awards at Tokyo FilmEx. “White Building” is his first feature film.