France | NR | 84 min | French


State Theatre - Screen 1 Sat, May 11, 2019 8:30 PM
Emagine Royal Oak - Aud 7 Sun, May 19, 2019 1:30 PM
Event Info
Film Section:World Narrative
Content Advisory
Ann Arbor
Royal Oak
Content Warnings:Some violence
Audience Award:Yes
Film Info
Release Year:2019
Run Time (in minutes):84
Premiere Status:Michigan Premiere
Production Country:France/Luxembourg/Belgium
Subtitles:with English subtitles
Previous Festivals:Portland IFF
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Denis Do


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 4-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).