FUNAN Opens in Select Theaters Starting This Friday
FUNAN, based on the family history of director Denis Do, is a story of survival and enduring hope set during the Khmer Rouge regime of 1970s Cambodia.
Winner of the top prizes at the Annecy Animation Festival and the Animation is Film Festival, FUNAN is a searing and remarkable debut from Do. The film features the voices of Bérénice Bejo (THE ARTIST) and Louis Garrel (THE DREAMERS).
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.
STARTING JUNE 7
IFC Center (New York, NY)
STARTING JUNE 14
Laemmle Glendale (Los Angeles, CA)
STARTING JUNE 21
The Plaza (Atlanta, GA)
The Roxie (San Francisco, CA)
Austin Film Society (Austin, TX)
STARTING JUNE 28
The Luna (Lowell, MA)
Gene Siskel Film Center (Chicago, IL)
Cinemapolis (Ithaca, NY)
CCA Cinematheque (Santa Fe, NM)
Upcoming July dates at funanmovie.com.
GKIDS is a producer and distributor of award-winning feature animation for both adult and family audiences. Since 2010, the company has scored an astounding nine Best Animated Feature Oscar nominations — including THE SECRET OF KELLS, A CAT IN PARIS, THE TALE OF THE PRINCESS KAGUYA and BOY AND THE WORLD. GKIDS also handles North American theatrical distribution for Oscar winner Hayao Miyazaki’s famed Studio Ghibli library of films, one of the world’s most coveted animation collections with titles SPIRITED AWAY, MY NEIGHBOR TOTORO, PRINCESS MONONOKE and others. GKIDS founder and CEO Eric Beckman is also co-founder of New York International Children’s Film Festival, an Oscar-qualifying event and North America’s largest film festival for children and teens.