Movies At Random: Rice People

Today’s film is Rithy Panh’s 1994 film Rice People (HU DVD 6120). According to Wikipedia, this film was the first Cambodian film submitted to the academy awards.

Here’s our summary:

In order to grow a successful rice crop, Poeuv and Om fight disease, snakes, and more. When Poeuv dies, Om must forge on to take care of her seven daughters. The old world attitude that boys are assets and girls are burdens only adds to her troubles.

 No trailer for this one, but here’s the cover of the DVD:

Happy viewing!

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