CTFF 2017 Official Selection: TURN LEFT TURN RIGHT

SATURDAY, SEPT. 16th 2017 – ART THEATRE LONG BEACH: 2025 E. 4th Street. Long Beach, CA. 90814


Director: Douglas Seok
Cambodia, South Korea, USA / Narrative Feature / Drama / Khmer with English subtitles / 68 mins

Synopsis: Kanitha, a young, free-spirited Cambodian woman in her 20s, lives in modern-day Phnom Penh. Working multiple jobs and choosing to live how she pleases, Kanitha seems ambivalent to her father’s deteriorating health. Turn Left Turn Right is structured as an album, with tracks and sounds influencing the form. The film weaves Cambodian rock songs together with motifs of family, nature, and boundless imagination.

Kanitha TITH
POV Thavy
BO Vanthoeun
DY Saveth

Directed, Written & Edited by: Douglas SEOK
Director of Photography: Steve CHEN
Producer: Steve CHEN, Douglas SEOK
Associate Producer: Davy CHOU, Kavich NEANG
Assistant Director: Sreylin MEAS
Sound: Min Eun SEO, Jean-Baptiste HAEHL


Director: Douglas Seok

Douglas Seok (Chicago, IL, USA, 1983) lives and works in Seoul, South Korea. He has a master’s in digital cinema from Chicago’s DePaul University. He worked as Lee Isaac Chung’s assistant director for LUCKY LIFE (2010) and ABIGAIL HARM (2012). In 2015, he was the photography director for Steve Chen’s DREAM LAND. All three movies were presented in the Onde section of the Torino Film Festival. TURN LEFT TURN RIGHT (2016) is his first feature.