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Lotus Sports Club

(ក្លិបកីឡាបាល់ទាត់ផ្កាឈូក)

Screenings

Praha Ponrepo Cinema, Bartolomějská 11, Praha 1
Discussion
Tommaso Colognese, Director
Tickets
Praha Atlas – small hall, Sokolovská 371/1, Praha 8
Tickets

About the film

The Lotus football club is a place where young queer people from conservative Cambodian society can find understanding. Coach Sovann, a trans man, sets an example for them and gives them advice regarding not only sports, but also life.

Leak was born in a woman’s body, but he knew something wasn’t right. He plucked up his courage, cut his hair, came out to his family, and signed up for his dream football club, Lotus. He found himself under the protective wing of Coach Vann Sovann, whom the team affectionately calls Pa Vann. He takes gender diversity as something natural, and is not only a coach but also a friend and role model for his players. But he doesn’t directly address the question of identity very often with his charges. He finds it much more important to teach them generally applicable values, such as cooperation, discipline, and respect.

Title

Lotus Sports Club

Original Title

ក្លិបកីឡាបាល់ទាត់ផ្កាឈូក

Original Language

Khmer

Subtitles

English, Czech

Premiéra

Czech premiere

Year of Production

2022

Country of Origin

Netherlands, Cambodia

Length

72 min.

Tags

Children and Youth, LGBTQ+, Lifestyle, Asia

Vanna hem
Director
Vanna hem

- Lotus Sports Club (2022) - Feature Film Documentary Writer/Director/Producer/Editor - Where Do I Belong? (2016) - Short Documentary Writer/Director/Producer/Editor - Where is the Horizon? (2015) - Short Documentary Writer/Director/Producer/Editor - Bride With a Price Tag (2015) - Short Documentary Writer/Director/Producer/Editor - The Giant Ocean Case (2015) - Short Documentary Writer/Director/Producer/Editor - Lives Under the Red Light (2014) - Short Documentary Writer/Director/Producer/Editor - Karma (2013) - Short Documentary Writer/Director/Producer/Editor - My Name’s Untac (2012) - Short Documentary Writer/Director/Producer/Editor

Tommaso Colognese
Director
Tommaso Colognese

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