RACHANA

Cambodia

NETPAC Section

Director: Sang Chanvisal
Year: 2018
Duration: 110′
Language: Original Version / Spanish subtitles
Genre: Drama

Synopsis

Rachana, a young talented artist who lives in America, comes to Cambodia for an exhibition of her paintings. Rachana has been diagnosed with Bipolar/Borderline Personality Disorder and is on medication. But recently she has not taken her medicine and she is starting to have severe mood swings. At the gallery, while they are preparing for the exhibition, she sees some people laughing at her paintings. She is convinced that her paintings are no good and she takes them all and burns them. She promises the gallery manager that she will paint new painting in two weeks in time for the exhibition. Will she be able to maintain her balance and complete the paintings on time?

Director’s Biography

Sang Chanvisal, is an independent filmmaker. At the age of 19, he started his first foray into the world of media as a scriptwriter for TV commercials. In 2015, Visal worked at BBC Media Action as a Production Assistant and AD on a feature film, The Departed. Visal wrote and directed his first short film, Twenty Dollars, in 2016, which won the Silver prize at the Cambodia National Short Film Festival 2016, and was screened at the Tokyo International Film Festival 2017 and the Guimet Museum in France. Visal joined ComeTogether Films as a Writer/Director and wrote and directed two short films, The Train and Long Way Home, before embarking upon his first feature film, Viplas/Rachana, which he co-wrote and directed.

Festivals and Awards


SCREENING

Thursday 8st Nov
16:00h
CAIXAFORUM