UNDER THE SHADE OF A PALM TREE

(ក្រោមម្លប់ដើមត្នោត)

Belo Horizonte/Cambodia, 2020, 17'

Minas Competition 3

Chheangly Yeng writes poems and sings them. His words introduce us to his father, Chea Yeng, a rural worker from Phnom Penh, the capital of Cambodia. As he shares a little of his family’s history, his eyes search for a palm tree that grew on the land where his father cultivated rice. The film sensitively follows this story and the poem. It offers us an opportunity to wonder: how much poetry permeates the landscapes inhabiting our memory to which we look again enveloped by the lenses of longing?

(Alessandra Brito)



director Tomyo Costa Ito

production Chheangly Yeng

cinematography Tomyo Costa Ito

editing Tomyo Costa Ito

sound Tomyo Costa Ito

main cast Chheangly Yeng

 

production company Projetos de Cinema

 

contact tomyocostaito@gmail.com