Last Night I Saw You Smiling

The White Building in Phnom Penh, an iconic apartment block originally built in 1963, emptied by the Khmer Rouge, and subsequently the centre of a thriving artistic community, has been sold to Japanese developers and is scheduled for demolition. Filmmaker Kavich Neang—himself born and raised in the building—returns to interview fellow residents as they pack up their belongings and prepare for eviction. Neang interweaves their reflections and reminiscences with the turbulent national history to which the structure has borne witness, invoking ghosts of the past that reside within the building’s walls.

Co-presented by Aperture: Asia & Pacific Film Festival




Event: Film

Director: Kavich Neang

Year: 2019

Country: Cambodia / France

Date: Saturday 26 October

Time: 3.45pm

Location: CCA Cinema