Cleveland International Film Festival } March 22 – April 1, 2023 } Playhouse Square

Karmalink
(Chiet Krawy)

Year: 2021
Country: CAMBODIA, USA
Language: Central Khmer, English
Run Time: 102 minutes

Karmalink
Karmalink
Karmalink
Karmalink
Karmalink

When Leng Heng dreams, vivid imagery emerges from his former lives, which all lead to the same mysterious treasure: a solitary gold figurine. When he wakes, Leng Heng fervently sketches scenes from these windows into the past, tracing clues to where the coveted artifact might be hidden. As government officials work to force his impoverished community out of Phnom Penh to make room for a high-tech bullet train in the name of progress, Leng Heng and his friends dream of what this treasure would mean for their families. With the help of Srey Leak, a master of picking locks and haggling for hard drives, the friends set out on an expedition to find the treasure, leaning on Cambodia’s burgeoning augmented reality scene to tap into a deeper level of consciousness. Bridging the ancient beliefs in karma and reincarnation with the futuristic possibilities of artificial intelligence, the sci-fi drama KARMALINK delves into the mind-bending capabilities of technology and the life-altering implications it poses when left in the wrong hands. —A.B.

CIFF46 Screenings

Westfield Studio Theatre

Friday, April 08, 2022 at 7:25 PM

Saturday, April 09, 2022 at 11:55 AM

CIFF46 Streams On Demand

Sunday, April 10, 2022 at 11:00 AM -
Sunday, April 17, 2022 at 11:59 PM

Streams Access: United States and US Territories
Accessibility (?)
Closed Captions: No
Audio Description: No
English Subtitles: Yes

Sidebars
After Hours
Asian Cinema
Family Films
Teen-Friendly Films

Competition
New Direction Competition

Director

Director
Jake Wachtel

Producer
Valerie Steinberg

Screenwriting
Jake Wachtel, Christopher Larsen

Cinematography
Robert Leitzell

Editing
Harrison Atkins, Stephanie Kaznocha

Principal Cast
Srey Leak Chhith, Leng Heng Prak, Sahajak Boonthanakit, Cindy Sirinya Bishop, Rous Mony, Sveng Socheata

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