CTFF 2021 Official Selection: FATHERS (U.S. Premiere)

“FATHERS” (U.S. Premiere!)
Sunday, September 26th, 2021 @ 4:00 PM

Location: Art Theatre Long Beach. 2025 E 4th Street. Long Beach, CA. 90814
(Art Theatre mandate: Guests must be fully vaccinated and show proof of vaccination. Masks are required inside the theatre. Kids under 12 can enter with masks)

“FATHERS” is officially selected by the Cambodia Oscar Selection Committee (COSC) to represent Cambodia in the Academy Awards for ‘Best International Film’ 2021.

“FATHERS” is based on a true story of a cyclo driver struggles with fatherhood and life inside the bustling city of Phnom Penh, Cambodia. Written and Directed by Huy Yaleng

Director’s Biography: Born in 1979 in a refugee camp, Yaleng HUY is a Cambodian multi-hyphenated filmmaker, holding such varied roles as a director, a producer and even an actor. His film career debuted with the position of an assistant director at Angkor Wat Production. In 2002, he worked for CamPro Films and directed, among others, the then horror hit, “Banana Ghost”. After the collapse of traditional movie theaters, he switched to work in a TV station as a show producer from 2008 to 2013. With the renaissance of Cambodian movies, he returned to the movie industry, directing, among other feature titles, “Dead Preung” in 2014. His works would not be so widely recognized until he produced “Vikalcharet” in 2016. With a unique audience approach and support of local distribution company, PuPrum Entertaintment, he has gained both local and international traction. This psychology-thriller won “The Screening Award” from China, besides other festival accolades. His latest title, “The Witch”, starring himself again, has become Cambodia’s box office hit of 2018, recognized by both Cambodia International Film Festival and Cambodia Town Film Festival.

* In Khmer language with English subtitles

The screenings is FREE for Seniors (55+) and tickets are only $10! Only one showing, and only at CTFF!