Saturday, November 9, 2013
Golden Slumbers (2011) A Film by Davy Chou
This is a very belated post, and foolishly so, because now not even New Yorkers have another chance to see this in theaters, but I reviewed Davy Chou's excellent documentary Golden Slumbers a week ago. Hopefully this film will get some kind of online release, if not distribution from a niche DVD label, because it's a fascinating portrait of a society whose culture has been stripped forcefully from them. The subject is the demolition of any traces of 1960s and '70s Cambodian cinema by the Khmer Rouge, as well as the defeated wistfulness of the country's once well-regarded film artists. Read my review here, and definitely check out the film if it ever sees the light of day beyond New York's Anthology Film Archive.