My Mother’s Tongue

My Mother’s Tongue explores the delicate relationship between a mother and son who don’t speak the same language, until something unlocks when she suddenly falls very ill. The emotional journey unfolds through a series of vignettes that draw the viewer deeper into the inner world of a son seeking understanding and to be understood

A film by Jean-Baptiste Phou, with illustrations by Sao Sreymao
With the support of l’Institut français du Cambodge and Cambodian Living Arts
In French with English and Khmer subtitles
Translation in Burmese, Lao, Mandarin, Thai and Viet available below


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