Set in two periods, Beyond the Bridge threads a love story that begins in Cambodia against the backdrop of the nation’s civil war and the Cambodia-Japan Friendship Bridge. The film stars renowned Japanese actor Masaya Kato and Cambodian actress Chumvan Sodhachivy (Belle) .
The Japan Foundation Asia Center and the Tokyo International Film Festival (TIFF) jointly launched the omnibus film co-production project Asian Three-Fold Mirror to deepen interactions between neighboring countries within Asia.
Three directors selected for its first implementation, Brillante Ma. Mendoza (Philippines), Isao Yukisada (Japan), and Sotho Kulikar (Cambodia), will portray life stories of people in Japan, Cambodia, the Philippines, and Malaysia under the theme “Live together in Asia.”
The omnibus film will have its world premiere at the 29th edition of the Tokyo International Film Festival in October 2016.
Production stills by Kimlong Meng (kimlongmeng.com)