Cambodia International Film Festival

The Jar

The Jar poster

The Jar


By Via Nuon

Cambodia/2023/15 min


ដោយនួន វៀ



In a remote village, a Father sends his children out to forage for bamboo shoots in the morning during which his son discovers a mysterious object that will alter the course of his life.

Based on an uncle’s memory of an event that occurred in the year 1970 in Banan, Cambodia.


In 1979, nine years after Buntith had this strange, inexplicable experience and immediately after the surrender of the Khmer Rouge’s brutal regime, he witnessed the sight of perishing bodies piled in mounds at the foot of Mount Banan.

This film is dedicated to those whose hearts are still scarred from unbeknownst grief.


នៅឆ្នាំ១៩៧៩ រយៈពេល៩ឆ្នាំបន្ទាប់ពីប៊ុន ទិត្យ មានបទពិសោធន៍ចម្លែក និងមិនអាចពន្យល់បាននេះ ហើយភ្លាមៗ​បន្ទាប់ពីការដួលរំលំនៃរបបដ៏ឃោរឃៅរបស់ខ្មែរក្រហម គាត់បានឃើញសាកសពមនុស្សស្លាប់គរលើគ្នានៅជើងភ្នំបាណន់។