Karmalink

GB-mspiff41_KARMALINK.jpg

No Longer Available

 

Showings

The Main 4 Sun, May 8 1:45 PM
The Main 5 Sat, May 14 11:30 AM
Virtual
Virtual Available In:MN Only
Ticket Prices
General Public:$15.00 (+$2 online fee)
Members:$10.00 (no online fee)
Student:$8.00 (box office only)
Film Info
Programs:Nextwave Global Features
Asian Frontiers
Tags:Coming-of-Age
Science Fiction
Spirituality
Youth
Mystery
Asian Interest
Adventure
Release Year:2021
Runtime:102 min
Country/Region:Cambodia
USA
Festivals & Awards:2021 Venice Critics' Week - Opening Night Film
2021 Santa Fe Independent Film Festival - Best Narrative Feature
Language:Khmer
English
Print Source:Good Deed Entertainment
Trailer:https://vimeo.com/588020745
Cast/Crew
Director:Jake Wachtel
Executive Producer:Nate Bolotin
Todd Brown
Joe & Freddi Felt
Producer:Valerie Steinberg
Jake Wachtel
Cinematographer:Robert Leitzell
Screenwriter:Jake Wachtel
Christopher Larsen
Composer:Harrison Atkins
Stephanie Kaznocha
Principal Cast:Ariel Marx
Filmography:Srey Leak Chhith
Leng Heng Prak
Sahajak Boonthanakit
Cindy Sirinya Bishop
Rous Mony
Sveng Socheata

Description

Age 15+, YA Sci-Fi

13-year-old Leng Heng wakes up each day to dreams of his past life, or are they memories? Making a discovery he can’t ignore, Leng recruits his friends to help him find a long lost buried treasure. A young orphan girl and accomplished con artist, Srey Leak, comes to the boys’ rescue and masterminds their bold adventures. Set in a dystopian near-future Phnom Penh, where, youth use “nanobugs” as augmented reality and a digital map to see into their dreams, the plot and the world of Karmalink takes wild twists and turns. What begins as a playful quest soon leads to deeper intrigue as the young teenagers intersect with Dr. Sophia, a neuroscientist studying memory loss. Traveling through levels of reality and states of being, full of adventures centuries-old and futuristic, spiritual and high-tech, this Buddhist sci-fi mystery received instant acclaim when the film opened the Venice Film Critics’ Week in 2021.


Director Biography

Jake Wachtel

Jake Wachtel grew up in Palo Alto, California and graduated from Stanford University with degrees in Psychology and Film Studies. His decision in 2015 to move to Cambodia to teach filmmaking to children led to his short film “The Foreigner Here” (2015). Karmalink (2021) is his debut feature.