EXCLUSIVE: Trailer and poster for IDFA Envision title Eskape
- Neary Adeline Hay’s documentary follows a daughter facing her mother’s silence as a result of the hardship she went through after fleeing Cambodia in 1981
The story told by Neary Adeline Hay’s sophomore feature, Eskape [+see also:
film profile], begins in Cambodia in 1981. After the fall of the Khmer Rouge regime, a woman flees a country surrounded by fire and blood. She holds a baby in her arms. Forty years later, confronted with her mother’s silence resulting from trauma and time, the director decides to embark on a long journey. From the Cambodian jungle, through the former refugee camps of Thailand and Indonesia, to the centres for asylum seekers in France, she tries to reconstruct a story of survival, and to open up the paths of memory and transmission.
The documentary is set to take part in the brand-new Envision competition organised by this year’s IDFA (17-28 November). The French-Cambodian filmmaker and artist debuted with Angkar [+see also:
film profile], which premiered at IFFR in 2018.
Check out our exclusive trailer and poster below:
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