The Future's Past
Documentary / Austria / Luxembourg / 2012 / 90 min
Premiere: Diagonale 2012
Using the Khmer Rouge Tribunal as a starting point, Susanne Brandstätter takes a deeper look into the lives of young cambodians on the brink of adulthood. As the trial accusing a perpetrator of the Pol Pot regime progresses, it becomes a cata- lyst for a new generation of Cambodians questioning their parents, families and neighbors about the inhumanities their nation has suffered.
Brandstätter accompanies three families on two different continents – two cambo- dian families and an immigrated cambo- dian family in Paris, France – recognizing that the truth is only to be found among those who survived and that the past can best be questioned by those who are about to build a future.
|Written & directed by||Susanne Brandstätter|
|Sound||Hjalti Bager-Jonathansson, Atanas Tcholakov|
|Line producer||Alfie Lang-Král|
|Producers||Alexander Dumreicher-Ivanceanu, Bady Minck|
|Supported by||Österreichisches Filminstitut, Filmfund Luxemburg, Filmfonds Wien & ORF|
|Production||AMOUR FOU Vienna & AMOUR FOU Luxembourg|
DIAGONALE-PREIS BILDGESTALTUNG 2012 (Documentary)
Diagonale Graz 2012, Austria
Cambodia International Filmfestival CIFF 2012, Cambodia
European Film Festival Phnom Penh 2015, Cambodia