28th Ji.hlava International Documentary Film Festival

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Everything Will Be Ok
Everything Will Be Ok
Everything Will Be Ok
Everything Will Be Ok

Everything Will Be Ok

director: Rithy Pahn
original title: Everything Will Be Ok
country: France, Cambodia
year: 2022
running time: 98 min.


Animals have taken over the world. Will they behave in the same way as humans, which even in modern history have committed wars, genocide and general terror? In his ominous mnemonic dystopia, the renowned Cambodian director asks whether a radical change in the social order can reverse tragedy and bring desired peace, or whether we will forever spin in a cycle of power apparatus towards totalitarianism, repeating the same mistakes that inevitably bring injustice and violence. A dreamy political essay structured like a diorama, interwoven with archival footage and evoking Orwell's Animal Farm in a futuristic guise.

“I’m not asking the audience to understand it all. We cannot understand it all, and something you can understand entirely is useless. But take a part that connects with you in your mind, and try to enjoy it or have some reflection on it. And then continue to hope and to live. I hope the project will remind you that through shared creativity we will remain free and connected. Everything will be OK.” — Rithy Panh

Source: https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/movies/movie-news/berlin-2022-rithy-panh-cambodia-covid-pandemic-despair-1235092437/


Filmmaker and screenwriter Rithy Panh (* 1964) fled his native Cambodia to Thailand to escape the Khmer Rouge, and eventually settled in Paris, where he studied at La Fémis film school. His work reflects his personal experiences with the Pol Pot regime. He was nominated for an Oscar for his documentary The Missing Picture (2013). The Ji.hlava IDFF presented his films Paper Cannot Wrap Up Embers (2007), Duch, Master of the Forges of Hell (2011), and Irradiated (2020). In Cambodia, he founded the Bophana Audiovisual Resource Centre to nurture local film heritage.

more about film

director: Rithy Pahn
producer: Catherine Dussart
script: Christophe Bataille, Rithy Pahn, Agnès Sénémaud
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