GKIDS and Shout! Factory set release date for Denis Do’s award-winning film, now available for pre-order.
GKIDS and Shout! Factory have announced the December 3 Blu-ray + DVD combo pack release of Funan, Denis Do’s debut animated feature film. The Annecy Animation Festival and Animation is Film Festival prize-winning film is a true-life story based on the experiences of Do’s family during the murderous reign of the Khmer Rouge in Cambodia. The film features the voices of Bérénice Bejo (The Artist) and Louis Garrel (The Dreamers), as well as a new English-language version. The release also includes an interview with director Dennis Do, storyboards and concept art as bonus features.
In the film, set in 1975 Cambodia, Chou is a young woman whose everyday world is suddenly upended by the arrival of the Khmer Rouge regime. During the chaos of the forced exile from their home, Chou and her husband are separated from their 4-year-old son, who has been sent to an unknown location. As she navigates her new reality, working in the fields day and night under the careful watch of soldiers, and surviving the small indignities and harrowing realities of the increasingly grim work camps, Chou remains steadfast in her determination to reunite her family - even if it means risking everything.
Fans can pre-order their copies by visiting Shout!Factory.
Source: Shout! Factory