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A Future Laollywood: Q&A with Anysay Keola of Lao New Wave Cinema Productions

Visualize this movie: Set in modern day Vientiane, social status rules your destiny. A poor rural man making meager means as a mechanic collides with a wealthy privileged young man seeking limitless gratification. Caught up over money, power, and revenge; “At the Horizon” takes a peek inside the many (and sometimes bloody) battles between social classes in Laos. From themes of class warfare to rural comedies, it’s one of many storylines filling up the writers and directors of Lao New Wave Cinema Productions (LNWC); a group of young filmmakers in Laos revolutionizing how we view Lao cinema. As the first successful thriller from the group, “At the Horizon” screened at the 2011 Luang Prabang Film Festival, 2012 Hua Hin International Film Festival, 2012 Lifescapes Southeast Asian Film Festival and OzAsia Festival in Australia. It has been featured on the radar of many film critics across the international film industry. Could this be the future of what is to come of Laollywood? As a foreign film fanatic myself, I hope so. After watching some of the …