In 1975 in Phnom Penh, Chou leads an enchanted life until one morning when the Khmer Rouge madness plunges Cambodia into horror.
The population is deported to camps and Chou’s confronted to the pain of powerlessness. When her four-year-old son is snatched from her by a fleeing crowd, her world falls apart but she never loses hope. Funan is the incredibly powerful story of a young mother’s fight to save her son and keep her family together during a barbaric time.
Winner: Annecy International Animation Film Festival
“Art director Michael Crouzat (Despicable Me) portrays events in colourfully realistic clear-line drawings, with particular attention paid to the Cambodian landscape.” — Hollywood Reporter
Director Denis Do
Script Denis Do, Magali Pouzol
Producer Serge Lalou
Cast Bérénice Bejo, Louis Garrel
2017 | France, Belgium, Luxembourg | 86 mins | Animation