Directed by Allison Chhorn
Running time: 46 mins
Language: Khmer & English
"Like in Chantal Akerman’s classic Jeanne Dielman … (1975), the absorption in everyday duties and gestures of work creates its own, unusual kind of tension – as well as its own unfolding drama." - Adrian Martin
Full Review: filmcritic.com.au/reviews/u/unslept.html
A young woman constructs a solitary reality by imagining what life would be like after the passing of her parents.
Absorbed in the slow process of working alone in the family’s green house, she relives shadow memories of her Cambodian mother and father. The healing ritual of physical labour gradually reveals itself over time.
As the plastic roof bears the weight of natural elements, the increasingly precarious weather threatens this new life alone.
OzAsia Festival, Adelaide, 2019
Visions du Réel, Official Selection - Burning Lights International Competition, Nyon, 2020