New Cambodian Cinema
向左走向右走 Turn Left Turn Right
香港藝術中心電影院 Hong Kong Arts Centre Cinema
World Premiere in Official Competition at Torino International Film Festival 2016
Cambodia, USA, South Korea｜2016｜68 min｜Colour｜DCP
In Khmer with Chinese & English subtitles
Director: Douglas Seok
Kanitha, a young, free-spirited Cambodian woman in her 20s, lives in modern-day Phnom Penh, working multiple jobs and choosing to live how she pleases. However, her daydreaming creates tension with her traditional mother, who wants a daughter that will settle down to get married, and Kanitha seems ambivalent to her father's deteriorating health. The family's struggle seems immutable, but Kanitha dreams an idea born from memories of her father. Turn Left Turn Right is structured as an album, with tracks and sounds influencing the form. The film weaves Cambodian rock songs together with motifs of family, nature, and boundless imagination.
導演簡歷 Director Biography
道格拉斯曹 Douglas Seok
生於芝加哥。曾跟從資深導演金素英及Bradley Rust Gray工作。曾為陳史文的劇情片《他方是何方》擔任攝影指導。畢業於芝加哥德堡大學數碼電影碩士課程。《向左走向右走》為其首部劇情電影。現居於南韓首爾。
Born in Chicago. He gained valuable experience working under acclaimed directors So Yong Kim and Bradley Rust Gray. He served as director of photography on the feature film DREAM LAND, directed by Steve Chen. Seok graduated with an MFA in Digital Cinema from DePaul University in Chicago. Turn Left Turn Right is his first narrative feature. He is currently based in Seoul, South Korea.