September 5, 2019
Shout! Factory and GKIDS will release the animated drama Funan as a Blu-ray/DVD combo pack Dec. 3.
Winner of the top prizes at the Annecy Animation Festival and the Animation is Film Festival, Funan is based on the true story of the family of director Denis Do and their harrowing experience under the Khmer Rouge.
Set in Cambodia in April 1975, the film tells the story of Chou, a young woman whose everyday world is suddenly upended by the arrival of the Khmer Rouge regime. During the chaos of the forced exile from their home, Chou and her husband are separated from their 4-year-old son, who has been sent to an unknown location. As she navigates her new reality, working in the fields day and night under the careful watch of soldiers, and surviving the small indignities and harrowing realities of the increasingly grim work camps, Chou remains steadfast in her determination to reunite her family – even if it means risking everything.
Featuring the voices of Bérénice Bejo (The Artist) and Louis Garrel (The Dreamers), as well as a new English-language version, the Blu-ray also includes an interview with Do, storyboards and concept art as bonus features.