RUIN

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RUIN is an impressionistic fable - the story of Phirun and Sovanna- two young lovers inexplicably drawn together who escape a brutal and exploitative world of crime and violence in modern day Cambodia.

Fleeing Phnom Penh after a murder, they travel deeper into the jungle. As their vulnerable love ebbs and flows along their journey, they wake from the trauma of their former lives and unleash a violent rage upon the world. Love and death intermingle as they travel deeper into the abyss- their world strangely transforming around the two young lovers on the run.

WINNER Best Film, Best Cinematography SOPOT International Film Festival 2015

WINNER Special Jury Prize Official Competition Venice International Film Festival (Orrizonti) 2013

WINNER Best Cinematography Official Competition Moscow Tomorrow International Film Festival 2013

WINNER Best Editing Asia Pacific Film Festival 2013

WINNER Best Direction Fantaspoa International Film Festival 2014

Official Competition Sydney International Film Festival 2014

Official Selection Rotterdam International Film Festival 2014

Official Selection Goteborg International Film Festival 2014

Official Selection Valdivia International Film Festival 2013

Official Selection Cork International Film Festival 2013

Official Selection Sofia International Film Festival 2014

Official Selection Fantaspoa International Film Festival 2014

Official Selection Asian Deauville International Film Festival 2014

Official Selection Munich International Film Festival 2014

Official Selection Sitges International Film Festival 2014

Official Selection Transylvania International Film Festival 2014

Official Selection Karlovy Vary International Film Festival 2014

Official Selection Syros International Film Festival 2014

Official Selection Dark Mofo MONA Film Program 2014

Official Selection Melbourne International Film Festival 2014

Official Selection Brisbane International Film Festival 2014

Official Selection Cologne International Film Festival 2014

Co-Writer, Co-Director, Producer, Additional Editor: Amiel Courtin-Wilson, Michael Cody

Editors: Simon Price, Luca Cappelli, Sally Blenheim

Cinematography: Ari Wegner, Germain McMicking

Sound Design: Robert Mackenzie

Composers: Steve Benwell & Scott Mcculloch

Music by: Phil Niblock, Johann Johannsson & Stephen O’Malley, No Neck Blues Band, Tart, Charlemagne Palestine

85 min