About Khmer Movies

Cambodian cinema, with its origins in the 1950s, experienced a "golden age" in the 1960s, producing over 300 films inspired by traditional legends. However, the rise of the Khmer Rouge in the 1970s severely impacted the industry, leading to the death or exile of many filmmakers and the destruction of numerous films. Despite these challenges, the late 1980s and early 1990s marked a period of revival, with directors like Rithy Panh gaining international acclaim. The country's picturesque landscapes have also attracted foreign filmmakers, with movies like "Lara Croft: Tomb Raider" showcasing Cambodia's beauty. Recently, Cambodian horror films have gained popularity, reflecting a blend of ghost stories and old mythology.