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IDFA 2021

EXCLUSIVE: Trailer and poster for IDFA Envision title Eskape

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- 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

EXCLUSIVE: Trailer and poster for IDFA Envision title Eskape
Eskape by Neary Adeline Hay

The story told by Neary Adeline Hay’s sophomore feature, Eskape [+see also:
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, 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.

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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:
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, which premiered at IFFR in 2018.

Eskape was produced by France’s La Bête. Prague-based Filmotor is in charge of its world sales.

Check out our exclusive trailer and poster below:

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