Powerful...those who go into the picture with clear eyes and focused minds will appreciate the singularity of what Do has achieved here.



Cambodia, April 1975. Chou is a young woman whose everyday world is suddenly upended by the arrival of the Khmer Rouge regime. During the chaos of the forced exile from their home, Chou and her husband are separated from their four-year-old son, who has been sent to an unknown location. As she navigates her new reality, working in the fields day and night under the careful watch of soldiers, and surviving the small indignities and harrowing realities of the increasingly grim work camps, Chou remains steadfast in her determination to reunite her family – even if it means risking everything. Winner of the top prizes at the Annecy Animation Festival and the Animation is Film Festival, Funan is a searing and remarkable debut from filmmaker Denis Do, who uses his own family history as inspiration for a thrilling story of love, loss and enduring hope in the most trying of times. Featuring the voices of Bérénice Bejo (The Artist) and Louis Garrel (The Dreamers).


Annecy International Animated Film Festival 2018, Winner, Cristal, Best Feature Film
Animation is Film Festival – Grand Prize & Audience Prize
Seville European Film Festival – Cinephiles of the Future Prize
Bucheon Inter­na­tion­al Ani­ma­tion Festival – Jury Prize
Emile Awards – Best Writing, Best Sound Design
Animated, Drama, Fascism, French Cinema
Denis Do
Bérénice Bejo, Louis Garrel
Glenn Kenny, New York Times

“Funan,” a new and striking animated film directed by Denis Do, tells the story of a Cambodian family separated during the Khmer Rouge-ordered migrations of the mid-1970s. Here, a child, separated from his parents and moving from labor camp to labor camp, does not find solace in memories or ...

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