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Davy Chou

Davy Chou


Film Director


FrameWork Participant 2015


Davy Chou is a French-Cambodian filmmaker born in 1983.
In 2009, he established a filmmaking workshop in four Phnom Penh schools and founded a collective for young Cambodian filmmakers.

Golden Slumbers (2011), a documentary about the birth of Cambodian cinema in the 60’s, and its destruction by the Khmer Rouge, was his first feature-length film produced by Vycky films. It was selected by the Berlinale Forum, the Busan International Film Festival, as well as by more than 40 international festivals. It was released in France by Bodega Films and in the United States by Icarus Films.

His fiction short film Cambodia 2099 (2014), which takes place entirely on Diamond Island in Phnom Penh, has been selected for Cannes’s Directors’ Fortnight and won among others the Grand prize of Curtas Vila do Conde.

He is currently developing the feature film Diamond Island produced by Aurora Films, Vycky Films, and Anti-Archive, the Cambodian production company he created in 2014 with filmmakers Steve Chen and Kavich Neang.