20min |Cambodia | 2021 Vibol and his brother Kea sell noodles on a motorized cart every night on the streets of Phnom Penh. They often face troublesome threats from gangsters and thieves, even if these very people are their only customers. As the city is growing around them, they consider their unstable income and imagine a different future. Original Title Somleng reatrey Year of production 2021 Length 20min Country Cambodia Shooting Format 4K Aspect Ratio 16:9 DialogueKhmer Director Chanrado Sok, Kongkea Vann Production CompanyDancingRains Producers Rithea Phichith, Chanrado Sok, Kongkea Vann, Rotha Moeng Executive Producer Rotha Moeng Writer Chanrado Sok, Kongkea Vann, Malyda Phea CinematographerKongkea Vann Editor Chanrado Sok Production Designer Sothsovankong So Sound Designer Vincent Villa Sound Serey Ratanak Vann Cast Mony Ros, Long Meach, Lina Ry
Festival selections Locarno Film Festival - Pardi di Domani, 2021 - World Premiere Concorto Film Festival 2021, Italy Director's Note Sound of the Night reflects one view of Cambodian livelihoods, as one person’s dream is affected by the speedy development of the city over the last several years. Both of us as directors, Chanrado and Kongkea, have witnessed the negative impacts of this rapid development. So we decided to make this short film, to express our thoughts and experiences living through these changes through this art form. We think that young people can be manipulated and sometimes can fall into bad circumstances due to this rapid development which provides little foundation in human resources. This short film introduces us to a certain individual’s life as he struggles to challenge his living conditions. Everyone around him chases after wealth without realising that it is a double-edged sword.