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 Stockholm International Film Festival 2021, Sweden Laceno d'oro International Film Festival 2021, Italy Festival du court métrage de Clermont-Ferrand 2022, France Tampere Film Festival 2022, Finland Santa Barbara International Film Festival 2022, USA Dhaka - International Short and Independent Film Festival 2022, Bangladesh Busan International Short Film Festival 2022, South Korea Landshut Short Film Festival 2022, Germany Las Palmas International Film Festival 2022, Spain Short Shorts Film Festival & Asia 2022, Japan Festival Internacional de Cine de Huesca 2022, Spain Cinema Jove - International Film Festival Valencia 2022, Spain Cambodia International Film Festival 2022 Toko Film Festival 2022, Italy - Best Actor Award to Mony Ros DokuFest, International Documentary and Short Film Festival 2022, Kosovo La Guarimba Film Festival 2022, Italy The Black Sea Film Festival 2022, Romania Minikino Film Week – Bali International Short Film Festival 2022, Indonesia Festival Internacional de Cinema de Bueu 2022, Spain LIFE AFTER OIL International Film Festival 2022, Italy SeaShorts Film Festival 2022, Malaysia Linz International Short Film Festival 2022, Austria Filmfest Eberswalde 2022, Germany Uppsala Short Film Festival 2022, Sweden FestiFreak - La Plata International Independent Film Festival 2022, Argentina Lobo Fest - Festival Internacional de Filmes 2022, Brazil - Special Mention Still Voices Short Film Festival 2022, Ireland - Best International Short Film Award Cortos en Grande 2022, Chile INTERFILM - International Short Film Festival Berlin 2022, Germany Magma – Mostra di cinema breve 2022, Italy Macau International Short Film Festival 2022 Festival Tous Courts - Festival international de courts métrages à Aix-en-Provence 2022, France Chaktomuk Short Film Festival 2022, Cambodia Molodist Kyiv International Film Festival 2022, Ukraine Chaktomuk Short Film Festival 2022, Cambodia - Best Short Film Award Aguilar Film Festival 2022, Spain International Usak Short Film Festival 2022, Turkey Cambodia National Short Film Festival 2022 - Best Content Award Bangkok ASEAN Film Festival 2022, Thailand Si loin, Si proche - Rencontres des cinémas du Cambodge, Laos et Vietnam 2023, France Sanfici - Santander Festival Internacional de Cine Independiente 2023, Colombia Lisboeta International Short Film Festival 2023, Portugal - Best Short Film Award Cellu l'art Short Film Festival Jena 2023, Germany IFSAK Short Film Festival 2023, Turkey Aigio International Short Film Festival "Theodoros Angelopoulos" 2023, Greece Cinebalu 2023, Malaysia Festival Internacional De Cine Invisible Bilbao 2023, Spain Caminhos Film Festival 2023, Portugal 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.