International Competition

PHNOM PENH LULLABY

Pawel Kloc

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Screening time  
27.02. / Monday, 19:00 - 21:00 Theatre 3  
28.02. / Tuesday, 16:00 - 18:00 Theatre 2  
29.02. / Wednesday, 13:00 - 15:00 Theatre 3  
Intimate portrayal of the dysfunctional, sometimes disturbing, relationship between an alcoholic woman and her Israeli partner living in Phnom Penh.

Among the many films that will spark discussion and debate in this year’s Festival is this intimate portrayal of the dysfunctional, sometimes disturbing, relationship between an alcoholic woman and her Israeli partner living in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. She wants to get married and go to Israel, but he wants a new life, love and acceptance. Living on the margins, earning money by telling tourists’ fortunes, this fraught couple is also raising two young daughters. Drugs, crime and prostitution form the backdrop of their daily existence. With his first feature, Polish director Pawel Kloc has chosen risky material and a potentially problematic approach. Yet the result is a gripping, formidable character drama with a climax as compelling and heartbreaking as any film this year, non-fiction or not.

Pawel Kloc

Pawel Kloc was born in 1971, studied Law at the Warsaw University. Worked for HBO and At Entertainment Ltd as a producer and director. He has directed commercials, music videos and TV programs. He was awarded for Nationale Nederlanden commercial at the Euroshorts festival and for his short feature ‘Dos Sombras’ at the RealHeart festival in Toronto. He is an EAVE graduate. ‘Phnom Penh Lullaby’ is his first feature-length documentary film produced by his production company Parallax.

Phnom Penh Lullaby

Poland
2010, 98', color, video

Directed by:
Pawel Kloc

Screenplay by:
Pawel Kloc

Cinematography:
Przemysław Niczyporuk

Edited by:
Jacek Tarasiuk

Music:
Marc Marder

Producer:
Pawel Kloc

Produced by:
Parallax

Festivals & Awards:

Krakow Film Festival 2011 - Silver Horn for the Director of the Best Feature Documentary, Silver Hobby-Horse for the Director of the Best Documentary; DOK Leipzig 2011 - Honorary Mention