LES ARTISTES DU THEATRE BRULE
The idea at the heart of this film is to gather a group of actors around a project that exemplifies the reality Cambodian people live in: something inside us - dignity, identity - is rotting to shreds. To recover our memory after the tragedy of genocide.
Cambodia is a land of broken dreams. There is no more cinema, no more theatre, no more playhouses. The traditional performing arts are becoming extinct, wiped out by television.
But there are still artists. Trustees of a tradition which they cannot hand down for lack of institutions, financial backing and places to perform, they are doomed to live in poverty or else perform “ethnic entertainments” for tourists. In Cambodia, artists are born into a family tradition of dancers, actors and singers and remain so for life, responsible for safeguarding a whole nation’s collective imagination in all its purity. Nothing, not wars, massacres or the brutality of unbridled market forces can undermine their faith, which makes them particularly vulnerable and at the same time, lucid. Today they are deprived of a voice.
The idea at the heart of this film is to gather a group of actors around a project that exemplifies the reality we live in: something inside us - dignity, identity - is rotting to shreds. We are in the process of losing our memory. Cambodia is a land of broken dreams. There is no no more theatre, no more playhouses.
- Rithy PANH - Screenplay
- Rithy PANH - Director
- Agnès SENEMAUD - Screenplay
- Mésar PRUM - Cinematography
- Marc MARDER - Music
- Marie-Christine ROUGERIE - Film Editor
- Myriam RENE - Sound
- Vissal SEAR - Sound
Contacts and useful links
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Les Acacias Cinéaudience - T : 01 56 69 29 30
The Official Selection 2005
Out of Competition
- AVENGE BUT ONE OF MY TWO EYES
- C'EST PAS TOUT A FAIT LA VIE DONT J'AVAIS REVE
- CINDY, THE DOLL IS MINE
- CROSSING THE BRIDGE - THE SOUND OF ISTANBUL
- DAL_KOM_HAN IN-SAENG
- DARSHAN - L'ETREINTE
- JOYEUX NOEL
- KIRIKOU ET LE FÉTICHE ÉGARÉ
- KISS KISS, BANG BANG
- LES ARTISTES DU THEATRE BRULE
- MATCH POINT
- MIDNIGHT MOVIES: FROM THE MARGIN TO THE MAINSTREAM
- OPERETTA TANUKIGOTEN
- STAR WARS - EPISODE III - REVENGE OF THE SITH
- THE POWER OF NIGHTMARES