Cambodia International Film Festival

Kolab Pailin

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Kolab Pailin

By Colin Tie

Cambodia/2024/26 min


Kolab Pailin is considered one of the three classic novels of Khmer literature.The story centers on an orphan boy named “Chao Chet” whose late father upon death sent him to Cambodia’s northern province of Pailin to work at a diamond mine, there, amidst the rugged terrain and laborious work, he encounters Khunneary, the daughter of his employer, setting the stage for a tale of love, perseverance, and triumph against adversity.