Director, Producer, Script Writer

France, Cambodia

Davy CHOU © Julien Liénard

French-Cambodian director and producer Davy Chou broke out with Golden Slumbers (2011), an ode to the golden age of Cambodian film-making that was screened in a number of festivals. After his critically-acclaimed documentary Cambodia 2099 (2014), he brought his first feature film Diamond Island (2016) to the Semaine de la Critique, where it won the SACD prize. Selected for the Festival de Cannes 2022’s Un Certain Regard, Return to Seoul represented Cambodia at the Oscars 2023, and is a continuation of the filmmaker’s attempt to capture the dreams, fantasies and aspirations of youth, set against the most vibrant of backdrops. As well as making films, Davy Chou is a producer. His focus is on producing works by up-and-coming Cambodian filmmakers, and he also co-produced Onoda: 10,000 Nights in the Jungle by Arthur Harari, the opening film for the 2021 Un Certain Regard.

Jury attendance

  • Member Un Certain Regard, 2023

Feature films


Cannes Classics, 2023Actor


Un Certain Regard, 2022Director, Screenplay