Cambodia: Testing talent – where are the Kingdom’s great acts?

by Peter D. Marshall

by Khiev Chakriya and Mer Chanpolydet.

In recent years, the Cambodian film industry has been developing and increasing.

However, several years ago, the industry was in decline – to the point that theatres throughout the country were closing.

Cheap Sovichea, director of the Cambodian Film Commission, said that the rise in Cambodian films is the result of Cambodian film makers interested in the art once again.

“Producers nowadays start to think about the film’s quality rather than quantity,” Cheap Sovichea said.

However, there are some aspects of film directing and script writing that are lacking, particularly the quality of performances from the talents – a usual complaint from audiences.

Read the rest of this article from The Phnom Penh Post.

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