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Florianne Wild, Professor of French and film studies
from the United States
It’s a leisurely Sunday evening. You’re looking for a breezy Phnom Penh rooftop with large-screen video,
comfortable couches and a beverage bar, with a small casual crowd and some talk about film. The “Set in Asia” film
series at the top of Meta House may be just the diversion for you.
Begun in September, 2007, the series presents films of artistic value by both Asian and international directors – shown in the original
language, with English subtitles. We try to strike a balance between “art house” or experimental films and more mainstream films of high
quality. The public is invited to suggest titles of films not already shown, or those they would like repeated.
Each screening is presented by Florianne Wild, Professor of French and film studies from the United States. Audiences are invited to
discuss various aspects of the film: its making, the aesthetic that shapes it, its narrative idiosyncrasies, the ideology that informs it,
and its place in film history.
Scheduled for 7PM, plus a few minutes to accommodate latecomers…