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Phnom Penh Lullaby


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103 minutes | Poland  | English Khmer  | North American Premiere | Rating: 14A

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. Juan Baquero

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Co-Presented with Co-presented with YouNxt and EKRAN Toronto Polish Film Festival.

Pawel Kloc

Pawel Kloc

Pawel Kloc
Przemyslaw Niczyporuk

Przemyslaw Niczyporuk

Jacek Tarasiuk

Marc Marder