3 Feb – Khmer movie "Vikaljarek" is definitely going places. It was only in December last year that it was screened at a film festival in China and now, roughly a month later, the movie has received the green light to screen in Thailand.
The psychological thriller will be screened in selected Thai provinces where the Khmer population is prevalent.
The provinces include Surin, Sisaket, Chanburi and Buriram that border Cambodia, according to director Huy Yaleng.
Produced under the director's own Meatochak Film banner, the Khmer movie premiered in Cambodia on 2 December last year. Later that month, it was selected to be screened at the first Lanmei International Film Week of China, where it was awarded the film festival's Screening Award.
Apart from Thailand, the movie will also be targeting the Laos market.
"PuPrum Entertainment is working with Westec Media Limited to export it to Laos," Mr. Sum Sithen, General Manager of PuPrum Entertainment, revealed to JaiKon regarding the movie's future plan.
"It's a nice timing for [Yaleng] to get the green light from Thailand. So we're expecting to release "Vikaljarek" at the same time [in Laos] as it will be dubbed in Thai, understood by both Thai and Lao audiences."
Prior to heading to markets outside of Cambodia, "Vikaljarek" will once again be holding local screenings, which will be held this month at Battambang and Kompong Cham.
The screenings at Battambang will be held on 11 and 12 February.
Meanwhile the screenings at Kompong Cham will be on 18 and 19 February.