DREAM LAND (2015)
       
     
       
     
  Lida, a career-­driven woman in her late 20s in the developing metropolis of Phnom Penh, Cambodia, sells modern and upscale real estate developments to the growing middle and upper class in contemporary Cambodia.    
       
     
  Lida may be thriving as a top real estate agent, but in her personal life  ,   her relationship with her photographer boyfriend is deteriorating.
       
     
  Unable to escape the trauma and prison of her interior monologue, she travels to the quiet beach town of Kep, Cambodia, with her close companions. While the growth and modernization of the city promote an urban and cultural erasure, Kep reveals treasures from Cambodia’s heritage.    
       
     
  It is there that Lida discovers that the specters from the past haunt in sublime and beautiful ways.
       
     
  From first­-time writer, director, and producer Steve Chen, and shot in a mere 16 days with a crew of 10 people, DREAM LAND is both an elegy and hope for Cambodian society today. 
       
     
CREDITS
       
     
FESVITALS
       
     
DREAM LAND (2015)
       
     
DREAM LAND (2015)

DREAM LAND
Cambodia/USA | 2015 | Color | DCP | 1.85 | 90 min
 

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Official Trailer
  Lida, a career-­driven woman in her late 20s in the developing metropolis of Phnom Penh, Cambodia, sells modern and upscale real estate developments to the growing middle and upper class in contemporary Cambodia.    
       
     

Lida, a career-­driven woman in her late 20s in the developing metropolis of Phnom Penh, Cambodia, sells modern and upscale real estate developments to the growing middle and upper class in contemporary Cambodia.

 

  Lida may be thriving as a top real estate agent, but in her personal life  ,   her relationship with her photographer boyfriend is deteriorating.
       
     

Lida may be thriving as a top real estate agent, but in her personal lifeher relationship with her photographer boyfriend is deteriorating.

  Unable to escape the trauma and prison of her interior monologue, she travels to the quiet beach town of Kep, Cambodia, with her close companions. While the growth and modernization of the city promote an urban and cultural erasure, Kep reveals treasures from Cambodia’s heritage.    
       
     

Unable to escape the trauma and prison of her interior monologue, she travels to the quiet beach town of Kep, Cambodia, with her close companions. While the growth and modernization of the city promote an urban and cultural erasure, Kep reveals treasures from Cambodia’s heritage.

 

  It is there that Lida discovers that the specters from the past haunt in sublime and beautiful ways.
       
     

It is there that Lida discovers that the specters from the past haunt in sublime and beautiful ways.

  From first­-time writer, director, and producer Steve Chen, and shot in a mere 16 days with a crew of 10 people, DREAM LAND is both an elegy and hope for Cambodian society today. 
       
     

From first­-time writer, director, and producer Steve Chen, and shot in a mere 16 days with a crew of 10 people, DREAM LAND is both an elegy and hope for Cambodian society today. 

CREDITS
       
     
CREDITS

Lida DUCHSokun NHEMHak KIM
Writer, Director, and Producer: Steve CHEN

Music by Keiichi SUGIMOTO
Director of Photography: Douglas SEOK
Editor: J. Samson LEE
Production Company: Chen Office (USA) / Co-Production: Anti­-Archive (Cambodia)
Supported by: The Cinema and Cultural Diffusion Department of the Ministry of Culture and Fine Arts, Cambodia 

FESVITALS
       
     
FESVITALS

Festival del Film Locarno
Locarno, Switzerland   5­-15 | 8 | 2015
In Competition | Concorso Cineasti del Presente
World Premiere

2nd Silk Road International Film Festival (第二届丝绸之路国际电影节)
Fuzhou, China   22-26 | 9 | 2015
Main Competition

33rd Torino Film Festival
Turin, Italy   20-28 |  | 2015
Onde (Waves) Section

6th Cambodia International Film Festival
Phnom Penh, Cambodia   04-10 | 12 | 2015
Domestic Premiere

31st Santa Barbara International Film Festival
Santa Barbara, California   03-13 | 02 | 2016
International Competition
U.S. Premiere

9th Cinemasia Film Festival
Amsterdam, Netherlands   01-06 | 03 | 2016
Main Competition

7th IBAFF Festival Internacional de Cine de Murcia
Murcia, Spain   01-12 | 03 | 2016
Main Competition

32nd Los Angeles Asian Pacific American Film Festival
Los Angeles, California 21-28 | 04 | 2016
International Showcase

 

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