White Building

SAMNANG, 20, faces the demolition of his lifelong home in Phnom Penh and the pressures from family, friends, and neighbors which arise and intersect in this moment of sudden change.



Won Venice Horizons Award, Venice Film Festival in 2021

BFI London Film Festival in 2021

Chicago International Film Festival in 2021

Golden Horse Film Festival in 2021

Busan International Film Festival in 2021

Thessaloniki Film Festival in 2021

Hong Kong Asian Film Festival in 2021

Tokyo FILMeX in 2021

Pingyao Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon International Film Festival in 2021

New Director New Films in 2022

International Film Festival of Kerala in 2022

Singapore International Film Festival in 2021

Lisbon & Estoril Film Festival in 2021

Udine Far East Film Festival in 2022


Director: Kavich Neang

Production Company: Anti-Archive, Apsara Films

Producer: Davy Chou, Marine Arrighi de Casanova

Co-Producer: Loy Te, Jia Zhangke


Sound Department:

Field Sound Operator: Pheakdey Touch

Field Boom Operator: Bunnary Put

Re-recording Mixer, Sound Designer and Sound Editor: Vincent Villa

Assistant Re-recording Mixer and Foley Artist: Sreymoch Kim

Assistant Re-recording Mixer and Foley Artist: Thana San


World Premiere – Orizzonti Competition – Venice Film Festival

North American Premiere – New Directors Competition – Chicago Film Festival – USA

Asian Premiere – Window on Asian Cinema – Busan International Film Festival – Korea

Asian Premiere – Crouching Tigers Competition – Pingyao International Film Festival – China

MENA Premiere – International Competition – El Gouna Film Festival – Egypt

Quotes from Critics

The film inspires faith that Neang could eventually become an articulate local storyteller

DAVID KATZ September 9, 2021


Neang shows a remarkable confidence as a first-time feature director in conveying, through expertly timed silences and pauses, the tension seething below the smooth surface of things.

STEPHANIE BUNBURY December 10, 2021


“White Building” is a well shot… well-directed in its combination of drama and documentary aesthetics, and well-acted movie and in general, a very interesting title on a number of levels.