Where There Is Shade / De l'ombre il y a

International Feature Film Competition

Mirinda is a world-weary prostitute who used to be a Frenchman named Ben. She has been streetwalking the secluded streets of Phnom Penh, the capital of Cambodia. Her life revolves around tight-fisted punters, homemade botox injections, and the effort to survive the misery at the poverty-stricken edge of the city. However, Mirinda's life changes upon meeting a little girl who has obviously become a victim of the vast web of child prostitution. Convinced that family represents safety for the child, Mirinda decides to help her return to her fishing village. Yet during their journey to the country, they both realize that dealing with the past and escaping its shadow won't be easy. This riveting multi-layered story from a distant underworld, where unpunished crimes, drugs and poverty constitute everyday reality, was introduced at this year's film festival in Cannes, captivating with its directorial precision and absolutely unique acting performance of David D'Ingeo as Mirinda.


  • France / 2015
  • 105 min / DCP
  • French, English, Khmer
  • Subtitles: English, Czech
  • Directors: Nathan Nicholovitch
  • Writers: Nathan Nicholovitch, David D’Ingéo, Clo Mercier
  • Cast: David D’Ingéo, Panna Nat, Ucoc lai
  • Nathan Nicholovitch
  • This film was adopted by: Art For Life
  • Praha: Sat 7 Nov 2015 / 6:00 pm / Lucerna - velký sál Buy
  • Brno: Mon 16 Nov 2015 / 8:30 pm / Art - velký sál Buy
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