Vibol and his brother Kea sell noodles from a motorized cart every night on the streets of Phnom Penh. They often face troublesome threats from gangsters and thieves, even if those very people are their only customers. As the city is growing around them, they consider their unstable income and imagine a different future.
Locano Film Festival 2021, Pardi di Domani Competition
SOK Chanrado (b 1994, Phnom Penh) became interested in the relationship between media, public opinion and freedom of expression. After high school, he chose to study film and worked at Bophana Center, the audio visual resource organization founded by filmmaker Rithy Panh. He has also joined filmmaking and photography courses with the Institut Français in Phnom Penh and the Busan Film Commission’s 2018 FLY program in Singapore. He has primarily worked as a documentary filmmaker and he has made four short documentaries since 2015. Documentary and social realism in his fiction filmmaking allow him to engage with society and develop the stories of the real characters he finds around him every day. SOUND OF THE NIGHT is his first short fiction film.
Kongkea VANN graduated with a degree in film from the Department of Cinema at the School of Media of Pour un Sourire d’Enfant (PSE) in 2016 in Phnom Penh. Shortly after, he was involved as a camera assistant in some international projects, such as FIRST THEY KILLED MY FATHER by Angelina Jolie in 2017. Since then, he has been sought after by local production companies as a director of photography on feature films, shorts and TV commercials. Pursuing his filmmaking dream of directing, SOUND OF THE NIGHT is his first short film as co-director and cinematographer where he could shape his artistic approach further than just as a technician.