Dream Land

Dream Land
Contry of Production
Steve Chen
Official Website


Lida, a career­-driven woman in her late 20s in the developing metropolis of Phnom Penh, Cambodia, sells modern and upscale real estate developments to the growing middle and upper class in contemporary Cambodia. Lida may be thriving as a top real estate agent, but in her personal life, her relationship with her photographer boyfriend is deteriorating. Unable to escape the trauma and prison of her interior monologue, she travels to the quiet beach town of Kep, Cambodia, with her close companions. While the growth and modernization of the city promote an urban and cultural erasure, Kep reveals treasures from Cambodia’s heritage. It is there that Lida discovers that the specters from the past haunt in sublime and beautiful ways.

PIC:Mr. Daniel MATTES (Producer and Press Coordinator)

Producer and Press Coordinator for Anti-Archive, an independent production company established in Phnom Penh, Cambodia in 2014 by filmmakers Davy CHOU, Steve CHEN, and Kavich NEANG. Daniel MATTES recently produced LAST NIGHT I SAW YOU SMILING (2019, Kavich Neang, documentary, 78', NETPAC Award, IFFR; Special Jury Prize, Jeonju) and NEW LAND BROKEN ROAD (2018, Kavich Neang, fiction, 15', Best Film, Kyiv International Short Film Festival). He joined as co-writer as well as production manager on BUILDING, the debut feature film from Kavich Neang, due to begin shooting in October 2019.