Diamond Island

Diamond Island is a symbol of Cambodia's future, a sprawling, ultra-modern paradise for the rich on the river in Phnom Penh. Like many other country boys, Bora, 18, is lured from his village to work on the construction of this property developers' dream. There, he forges new friendships and is even reunited with his charismatic older brother Solei, who disappeared five years ago. Solei introduces Bora to the exciting world of Cambodia's privileged urban youth, with its girls, its nightlife and its illusions.

Davy Chou is a French-Cambodian filmmaker born in 1983. In 2009, he established a filmmaking workshop in four Phnom Penh schools and founded a collective for young Cambodian filmmakers.

Golden Slumbers (2011), a documentary about the birth of Cambodian cinema in the 60’s, and its destruction by the Khmer Rouge, was his first feature-length film produced by Vycky films. It was selected by the Berlinale Forum, the Busan International Film Festival, as well as by more than 40 international festivals. It was released in France by Bodega Films and in the United States by Icarus Films.

His fiction short film Cambodia 2099 (2014), which takes place entirely on Diamond Island in Phnom Penh, has been selected for Cannes’s Directors’ Fortnight and won among others the Grand prize of Curtas Vila do Conde.

In 2014 he created Anti-Archive, a Cambodian production company, with filmmakers Steve Chen and Kavich Neang.