When a couple travel to Cambodia, the man is curious to search out his heritage but finds little to connect with and soon feels alienated in the environment. When the woman begins to experience a fascinating and exotic new world, which draws her further and further in, a profound tension develops that soon reaches breaking point.

The film won the Best Short Film at the Bangkok International Film Festival

Awards and festivals

Winner of the Best Short Film Award and the Jameson Short Film Award, Bangkok International Film Festival.

Official selection: Rotterdam, Bangkok, Edinburgh, Munich, Festival de Pantin Côté Court, Paris, Drama, Stockholm, In Curt Tarragona, Palm Springs, Sofia, Bruxelles, Message To Man St Petersburg, Russia, Vila do Conde, amongst others.

Vanessa Ly, Writer/Director/Producer

Born in France in 1975, Vanessa started working in film when she moved to New York in 1997, after graduating in Modern French Literature at the Sorbonne University in Paris. Working first briefly for a photographer’s agent, she self taught herself filmmaking by attending continuing education film classes in New York and starting to write, direct and produce short films. Parallel to her film projects Vanessa has been working as a freelance photo editor for fashion magazines, such as Harper’s Bazaar and GQ.

Mekong Interior


Writer/Director/Producer: Vanessa Ly
Co-producer: Gerald Forster
Main cast: Freddy Ly, Dominique Ly

A Vanessa Ly/Gerald Forster Production
Courtesy of Vanessa Ly