The Taste of Secrets
Director: Guillaume Suon
Countries of production: Cambodia, France
Year of production: 2019
Duration: 110 mins
Languages: French, Khmer, Kurdish
My mother is a Cambodia genocide survivor. She always refused to tell us about it.
Upset by her silence, my brother and I decide to launch our own memory quest. We follow Antoine, a grandson of Armenian genocide survivors who photographs the ghosts of his family and his people in Anatolia.
Guillaume Suon is a French-Cambodian director. He has focused his first documentary films on the Khmer Rouge genocide and its consequences on contemporary Cambodian society. Trained for 7 years, by the Oscar-nominated filmmaker Rithy Panh, at the Bophana audiovisual centre in Phnom Penh, Guillaume Suon also holds a Master’s degree in documentary filmmaking from the French state film school La Fémis. He is an alumnus of the Berlinale Talent Campus and a fellow of the Sundance Institute and the IDFAcademy.