Phnom Penh Lullaby / Kołysanka z Phnom Penh

country, year

Poland, 2011



running time


directed by

Paweł Kloc






Everyone holds a secret. The secret of the future. Phnom Penh Lullaby is an intimate story of a man looking for love and acceptance. Ilan Schickman left Israel dreaming of a new life. He now lives in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, with his Khmer girlfriend Saran and daughters Marie, 2 years old, and Jasmine, 6 months, trying to make ends meet as a street fortune-teller.

about the author

Paweł Kloc was born in 1971. He studied Law at the Warsaw University. Pawel worked for HBO and At Entertainment Ltd as a producer and director. He directed commercials, music videos and TV programs. He was awarded for Nationale Nederlanden commercial at the Euroshots festival and for his short feature Dos Sombras at the RealHeart festival in Toronto. He has also an Eave graduate. Phnom Penh Lullaby is his first feature length documentary film produced with his production company Parallax.

Filmography: D.K. (1996), Zosia (1997), Breaking Through (2000), Dos Sombras (2005) and Phnom Penh Lullaby (2010).

festivals, awards

Cracow Film Festival (Silver Dragon Award for the Best Documentary, Silver Horn Award)