White Building

White Building

62nd TIFF: Greek Premiere

Samnang faces the demolition of his lifelong home in Phnom Penh, a landmark tenement of the city, named White Building, coupled with pressures from family, friends, and neighbors, which all arise and intersect at this moment of sudden change. A deeply personal, shape-shifting piece of work, which narrates with a devastatingly photogenic melancholy the troubles of growing up in an accelerated world.

Screening Schedule

No physical screenings scheduled.

Direction: Kavich Neang
Script: Kavich Neang, Daniel Mattes
Cinematography: Douglas Seok
Editing: Félix Rehm
Sound: Vincent Villa, Sopheakdey Touch
Music: Jean-Charles Bastion
Actors: Piseth Chhun, Sithan Hout, Sokha Uk, Chinnaro Soem Sovann Tho, Jany Min
Production: Anti-Archive, Apsara Films
Producers: Davy Chou, Marine Arrighi de Casanova
Co-production: Xstream Pictures, Kongchak Pictures
Co-producers: Rotha Moeng, Brandon Hashimoto
Costumes: Sovettorn Chea
Sets: Kanitha Tith, Anne-Sorya Fitte
Make Up: Sreypov Seng
Format: DCP
Color: Color
Production Country: Cambodia, France, China, Qatar
Production Year: 2020
Duration: 90'
Contact: Les Films Du Losange

Kavich Neang


2011 A Scale Boy (short doc)
2013 Where I Go (doc)
2015 Three Wheels (short)
2015 Goodbye Phnom Penh (short)
2018 New Land Broken Road (short)
2019 Last Night I Saw You Smiling (doc)
2021 White Building