Funan

Funan

Funan

Bérénice Bejo (The Artist) and Louis Garrel (The Dreamers) lend their voices to this award-winning animated period drama set in Khmer era Cambodia.

"The story of a young woman who must learn how to stand up for herself, exist in the regime of the Khmer Rouge, survive and find her son who was kidnapped during their forced exile from Phnom Penh." (Annecy International Animation Film Festival)

201984 minsBelgium, France, LuxembourgFrench with English subtitles
AnimatedDramaWorld Cinema

Funan / Reviews

Slant Magazine

Slant Magazine

There are hints that the film will scale itself to the broader historical context of this era, but the screenplay never elaborates on the ethnic strife the undergirds the Cambodian genocide.

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Film Threat

Film Threat

Do has created a tense, heartbreaking ode to a tragic time; a deeply personal story, superbly visualized.

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RogerEbert.com

RogerEbert.com

Funan is structured as a series of carefully choreographed set pieces in which things go from bad to worse to unimaginably awful.

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The New York Times

The New York Times

Do’s tale is resolutely earthbound. He uses animation as an interrogation into the practice of fictional depiction derived from actual atrocities.

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Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

Funan is a stunning piece of animation in which the beauty of the visuals and the horror of the situation are inextricably intertwined.

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Variety

Variety

No film can capture the extent of what the Cambodian people went through at the hands of the Khmer Rouge, but Do has honoured his mother's story in this telling...

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

A realistic and moving account of a major 20th century atrocity.

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