Bay Area Premiere!
Piseth Chhun, Hout Sithorn, Ok Sokha, Chinnaro Soem,
In this profoundly affecting and precisely detailed study of the familial and psychological effects of rapid industrial change, first-time feature director Kavich Neang creates a film of tactile vividness and otherworldly beauty. Samnang (Piseth Chhun), his family, and his friends live in the White Building, a landmark tenement in Phnom Penh that is slated to be demolished. Moving between hushed realism and dreamlike interiority, White Building announces major new talents in both Neang and star Chhun, who won the 2021 Venice Film Festival’s Horizons Award for Best Actor for a performance of finely balanced sensitivity and charisma.