The Plastic House
La casa de plástico
Australia | 2019 | DCP | Color | 46 min | Allison Chhorn
SATURDAY 3 | CINEMEX ALTAVISTA | 16: 00 | 90 MIN.
SUNDAY 4 | FILMIN LATINO | 24 HRS. | 45 MIN.
Director: Allison Chhorn
Screenplay: Allison Chhorn
Producer: Chris Luscri
Cinematography: Allison Chhorn
Editing: Allison Chhorn
Sound: Allison Chhorn & Carlos Manrique Clavijo
Production company: Author of the Accident
Cast: Allison Chhorn, Lim Chhorn, Hov Chhorn, Hor Cheng
A young woman constructs a solitary reality by imagining what life would be like after the passing of her parents.
Absorbed in the slow process of working alone in the family’s greenhouse, she relives shadow memories of her Cambodian mother and father. The healing ritual of physical labour gradually reveals itself over time.
As the plastic roof bears the weight of natural elements, the increasingly precarious weather threatens this new life alone.
Allison Chhorn (b. 1992) is a Cambodian-Australian film-maker and multidisciplinary artist whose work explores themes of migrant displacement, trauma and the repetition of memory. Chhorn produced, co-wrote and edited the feature films Stanley’s Mouth (2015) and Youth On The March (2017), as well as directing numerous short films, site-specific video installations and documentaries including Close Ups (2015), Last Time (2018), THE Plastic House (2019) and the forthcoming Blind Body. Her work has screened at Visions du Réel in Switzerland (Official Selection – Burning Lights International Competition 2020), the Sydney Film Festival (Official Selection – Documentary Australia Foundation Awards 2020), Adelaide Film Festival, OzAsia Festival, Festival ECRÃ, Lima Alterna, Black Canvas – Festival de Cine Contemporáneo, FELTspace, SASA Gallery and the North Bellarine Film Festival.
OzAsia Festival 2019, Australia
Visions du Réel –Official Selection: Burning Lights International Competition– 2020, Switzerland
Sydney Film Festival –Official Selection: Documentary Australia Foundation Awards– 2020 Australia