TEASER: GKIDS Sets Theatrical Dates in LA & NY for Denis Do’s ‘Funan’
Independent animation distributor and producer GKIDS has announced theatrical dates for animated feature Funan, the inspiring and emotionally searing debut from filmmaker Denis Do, who uses his own family history as inspiration for a thrilling story of love, loss and enduring hope in the most trying of times.
Funan follows Chou, a young woman living in the chaos of 1975 Cambodia amid the arrival of the brutal Khmer Rouge regime. When she and her husband are separated from their four-year-old son during a forced exile from their home, Chou remains determined to reunite her family — even if it means risking everything.
Featuring the voices of Bérénice Bejo (The Artist) and Louis Garrel (The Dreamers), Funan will screen in New York on June 7 at the IFC Center, and in Los Angeles on June 14 at the Laemmle Glendale. Watch the new teaser in the player below:
Written by Do and Magali Pouzol, the 2D computer-animated Funan, which was co-produced in France, Belgium, Luxembourg and Cambodia, won the top prizes at last year’s Annecy Festival and the Animation Is Film Festival.