Buoyancy

Director and Writer:
Rodd Rathjen

Starring:
Sarm Heng, Chan Visal, Mony Ros

Release date:
September 2019

IMDB

Inspired by actual events, a 14-year-old Cambodian boy becomes a victim of human trafficking when he is enslaved on a Thai fishing trawler.

ANZ Distributor:
Umbrella Entertainment

International Sales Agent:
Charades

ATOM
APSA
Berlinale
Academy
Ecumenical
MIFF
AACTA
International Premiere: Berlin International Film Festival, Winner Ecumenical Prize
Australian Premiere: Melbourne International Film Festival
Asia Pacific Screen Awards, Winner Best Youth Feature Film
AACTA Award 2019, Best Indy Film
Official Submission Australia, Best International Feature Film 2020 Academy Awards®

“This elegant debut feature is at once harrowing and briskly entertaining….a terse minimalist thriller, the tension gradually escalating towards a brutally cathartic climax… Heng’s performance is captivating, a palpable sense of fear and uncertainty lurking beneath.”

Sight & Sound