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Lady Penh: what to do in Phnom Penh?

Lady Penh is the founder of Phnom Penh and tells you about what's going on in Phnom Penh!

not to miss!
D+0  Fri. 28/11, 20:00 - Wazobia! @ Rock! Cambodia
D+1  Sat. 29/11, 09:00 - Christmas Street Fair @ Xmas'corner (Streets 19/240)
D+2  Sun. 30/11, 17:00 - Essence of Dance - Show Case @ Department of Performing Arts
D+5  Wed. 03/12, 20:30 - THE MYSTERY OF HAPPINESS (NEW) @ The Flicks 1+2+3
Friday, November 28
cinema
16:00 Freida Pinto in DESERT DANCER (new) @ The Flicks 1+2+3
 
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Set in Iran, this powerful and unbelievable true story follows the brave ambition of Afshin Ghaffarian.

During the volatile climate of the 2009 presidential election, where many cultural freedoms were threatened, Afshin and some friends (including Elaheh played by Freida Pinto, Slumdog Millionaire, Miral, Trishna) risk their lives and form an underground dance company.

Through banned online videos, they learn from timeless legends who cross all cultural divides, such as- Michael Jackson, Gene Kelly and Rudolf Nureyev. Afhsin and Elaheh also learn much from each other, most importantly how to embrace their passion for dance and for one another.

(98 mins, biography, drama)

Trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vt2Orypgcx0

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cinema
18:30 Daniel Radcliffe in HORNS (new) @ The Flicks 1+2+3
 
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Based on the novel by Joe Hill, Horns is a supernatural thriller driven by fantasy, mystery and romance.

The film follows Ig Perrish (Daniel Radcliffe), the number one suspect for the violent rape and murder of his girlfriend, Merrin (Juno Temple).

Hungover from a night of hard drinking, Ig awakens one morning to find horns starting to grow from his own head and soon realizes their power drives people to confess their sins and give in to their most selfish and unspeakable impulses – an effective tool in his quest to discover the true circumstances of his late girlfriend’s tragedy and for exacting revenge on her killer.

Horns is hilarious, exciting, scary, different, fairly unpredictable, and jaw-dropping.

Horns juggles a lot of balls, and admirably keeps them in the air for longer than you might expect. But it doesn’t know how to bring them down gently. – NEW YORK MAGAZINE

Radcliffe neither hides from his wizardy roots nor embraces them. This makes the magical things that happen in Horns something unique rather than being derivative. – DAILY BEAST

Alexandre Aja’s sprawling, wildly uneven film suffers from its continual shifts in storytelling style. It’s at its best as a Twin Peaks-style mystery with supernatural elements. – THE INDEPENDENT

(120mins, drama, fantasy, horror, comedy, huh, all together?)

Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yg9GW3Krsi8

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cinema
19:00 The Railway Man (2013) @ Meta House
 

Eric Lomax was one of thousands of Allied prisoners of war forced to work on the construction of the Thai/Burma railway during World War 2. Based on his bestselling autobiography, Jonathan Teplitzky’s THE RAILWAY MAN (2013, 116 min) tells the extraordinary story of a British Army officer who was tormented as a prisoner of war at a Japanese labor camp. Decades later, Lomax (Colin Firth) and his beautiful love interest Patti (Nicole Kidman) discover that the Japanese interpreter responsible for much of his treatment is still alive and set out to confront him, and his haunting past, in this powerful and inspiring tale of heroism, humanity and the redeeming power of love.

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cinema
20:00 L'Escale (2013) @ Institut Français
 
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L'Escale, directed by Kaveh Bakthiari French OV with English Subtitles

Amir is an Iranian migrant whose apartment in Athens has become a transit place for all the migrants who want to enter other Western countries. All of them are stuck here, in Amir's place, waiting for the documents, the contacts or the brokers they will have to trust...

Tickets : 2$ and 1$ (Media Library suscribers)

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live_show
not to miss! 20:00 Wazobia! @ Rock! Cambodia
 
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An evening to witness and experience live performances by various artists from Thailand, Malaysia, Australia, Nigeria based, Cambodia based artists and local artists.

It's going to be an event for everybody. We've got people from different background performing for the night and its going to be fun unlimited. Don't miss out on this.

Aim and objective: To bring together and promote both local and experts of various skills and talents visiting/residing in the Kingdom. And also to encourage and give opportunity to upcoming artists to express and exchange knowledge with others under a fun and free atmosphere

Featuring: Dance, Afro Beat, Reggae, Live Band, Hip pop Dancers, skateboarders, Poetry, Comedy and lot more

Beats by Dj Prof and Dj Micozzi

Hostess and Host: Magdalene Kim (Maggie) and Harry Spice.

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cinema
20:30 THE KILLING FIELDS (1984) @ The Flicks 2
 
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Sydney Schanberg is a New York Times journalist covering the civil war in Cambodia. Together with local representative Dith Pran, they cover some of the tragedy and madness of the war, in Phnom Penh.

When the American forces leave, Dith Pran sends his family with them, but stays behind himself to help Schanberg cover the event. As an American, Schanberg won't have any trouble leaving the country, but the situation is different for Pran; he's a local, and the Khmer Rouge are moving in.

The Killing Fields is a suspenseful and exhilarating experience, a journey through an apocalyptic landscape that features one shocking image after another. Watch, and you'll see why the film is so acclaimed and a must-see for everybody in Cambodia; locals as visitors.

(141 minutes, biography, drama, history)

Trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=92zK2w78J-c

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cinema
20:30 LIFE PARTNERS (new) @ The Flicks 1
 
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At 29, the most long-term relationship Sasha (Leighton Meester) and Paige (Gillian Jacobs) have ever been in is with each other, using their co-dependent friendship as an excuse not to venture out into the dating world alone.

But when Paige meets nerdy Tim (Adam Brody) and starts to get serious for the first time, the nature of their friendship begins to shift. Fearing she’s being cast aside, Sasha tries to keep their relationship the same, but does growing up also mean growing apart?

A well-scripted, intriguingly-acted effort to mine the theme of prolonged adolescent best-buddyism through two women. – VARIETY

Life Partners travels some very familiar ground, but the strength of its writing, the honesty of its plot, and the charm of its leading ladies means that it’s a real cut above the rest of its genre brethren. – FILM SCHOOL REJECTS

These characters, all of whom feel fleshed out and thoroughly lived-in, constitute the foundation of a story that unfolds organically, blessedly free of the twee self-regard common to films about millennials in flux. – SLATE MAGAZINE

(95 mins, comedy, romance)

Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AgCPs6iKF2w

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cinema
20:30 THE 100-FOOT JOURNEY (new) @ The Flicks 3
 
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In “The Hundred-Foot Journey” Hassan Kadam (Manish Dayal) is a culinary ingénue with the gastronomic equivalent of perfect pitch. Displaced from their native India, the Kadam family, led by Papa (Om Puri), settles in the quaint village of Saint-Antonin-Noble-Val in the south of France.

Filled with charm, it is both picturesque and elegant – the ideal place to settle down and open an Indian restaurant, the Maison Mumbai.

That is, until the chilly chef proprietress of Le Saule Pleureur, a Michelin starred, classical French restaurant run by Madame Mallory (Academy Award-winner Helen Mirren), gets wind of it. Her icy protests against the new Indian restaurant a hundred feet from her own, escalate to all out war between the two establishments – until Hassan’s passion for French haute cuisine and for Mme. Mallory’s enchanting sous chef, Marguerite (Charlotte Le Bon), combine with his mysteriously delicious talent to weave magic between their two cultures and imbue Saint-Antonin with the flavors of life that even Mme. Mallory cannot ignore.

The Hundred-Foot Journey is produced by Steven Spielberg and Oprah Winfrey and is expected to win big at the upcoming Academy Awards in February 2015.

“This is just food porn!” – ROLLING STONE

“Mirren’s Madame Mallory unctuously oozes her dedication to perfection from every pore — and it’s truly delicious to watch her work her magic up on the screen.” – CHICAGO SUN-TIMES

(122 mins, drama)

Trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yEO1TWeM5JU

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rock
21:00 Joe Wrigley & the Jumping Jacks @ Sharky's
Regulars and reminders
sports
08:00 Sweat & Samadhi Yoga @ Yoga Phnom Penh
 
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Get your week off to a great start with Sweat & Samadhi a vinyasa flow style yoga class with an experienced teacher, from 8am to 9.30am.

See www.yogaphnompenh.com for full schedule and class details. We will be moving to our wonderful new studio soon so please check web site or call 012 739 419.

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exhibition
"The Silent Life" by Chloé Jarry and Adrien Guigon @ Institut Français
 
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IFC invites young French artists Chloé Jarry and Adrien Guigon to share a one-month creative residency in Cambodia. Their work focuses on urban and daily life, filled with items – including unattractive ones - that art can question and sublimate. Chloé Jarry recreates patterns and items of daily life with ceramics, revealing their sculptural nature. Adrien Guigon finds his raw materials in urban areas, and turns them into colorful and poetic objects.

The residence also involved some students from the Royal University of Fine Arts, who attended a moulding workshop on the topic of "still life", using common items of daily life. Chloé Jarry and Adrien Guigon's artworks will be shown along with the RUFA student ones in the exhibition gallery of Institut Français !

More: http://goo.gl/dcuhge

Opening hours : Tuesday to Friday from 11 to 19 / Saturday from 11 to 18

Until: December 31

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exhibition
"Nature: 34 Wonders of the World" @ Institut Français
 
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Preservation of biodiversity is a major environmental challenge of the 21st Century.

Founded in 2000, the Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund (CEPF) implements a plan of protection in located biodiversity hotspots, where high biodiversity is under threat.

Created in collaboration with the Agence Française de Développement , the magazine Terre Sauvage, the League for the Protection of Birds and the CEPF, "Nature: 34 Wonders of the world" exhibit offers a view of these amazing regions and species from the 34 hotspots located by CEPF.

Opening hours : Tuesday to Friday from 11 to 19 and Saturday from 11 to 18

Until: December 31

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visit
13:30 Daily Photo Tour & Workshop @ FCC
 
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Professional Photographer Michael Klinkhamer is leading a casual-high learning curve photography workshop-tour in Phnom Penh.

During the 4-hour tour you will learn to set your camera for optimum results and discover Phnom Penh City with your camera.

This photo workshop is designed to make you a better photographer.

Costs:

1/2 day from 1.30pm until 5.15pm from $55 per person.

Full day from 9.30am until 5.15pm $110,- p.p.

Includes all transportation by stand-by tuk-tuk-optional, ferry ride, fees and waters.

For Bookings Call: +855 (0) 60873847

website: www.klinkphoto.com

www.facebook.com/cambodiaphototours

Organized by: Cambodia Photo Tours

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sports
18:30 Zumba Classes @ Prokout Fitness
 
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Zumba fitness involves dance and aerobic elements with a choreography that incorporates hip-hop, soca, samba, salsa, merengue, mambo and martial arts. Squats and lunges are also included.

Ditch the workout, join the PARTY !!!

Classes are given by licensed zumba teacher Tisam Oumazza.

$10 per person.

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Zumba-Yoga-Cambodia/148364618665283

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exhibition
“In the Intimacy of Humanitarian Action” @ Bophana Center
 
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The exhibition will showcase scenes of humanitarian fields across the world, accompanied by poetical texts. A sensorial experience of looking into the inner side of humanitarian work through images, poems, film and discussion. After its great successes in Paris (December 2011 and September 2014), the exhibition is shown in the Kingdom for the first time. Especially for the Cambodian edition of the exhibition, the photos and poems will be presented in 4 languages (Khmer, English, Japanese and French).

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exhibition
"Happy Paintings" by Stef @ The Plantation
 
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Happy Painting is a collection of 14 large size canvases started 20 years ago when Stef moved in Cambodia. Stef’s paintings overflow with the joy of life and serenity.

He constructs worlds where bliss and kindness reign supreme, as remedy for the unhappiness surrounding us. The artist’s vision is naïve, with figurative motifs and vibrant colours.

Stef’s unique style - that one may have seen in many places in Cambodia - has supporters all around the world. Happy Painting exhibition at The Plantation will be one of the first times that such a great number of Stef’s paintings will be displaced together.

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