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Lady Penh: what to do in Phnom Penh?

Lady Penh is the founder of Phnom Penh and tells you about what's going on in Phnom Penh!

not to miss!
D+0  Sat. 20/12, 10:00 - Free Trial Class! @ Amatak Crossfit
D+0  Sat. 20/12, 17:00 - A Bend In The River (2013) @ Bophana Center
D+0  Sat. 20/12, 19:30 - Comedy Club Cambodia: Brian Aylward (Canada) @ Equinox
D+0  Sat. 20/12, 20:30 - Christmas: LOVE ACTUALLY (2003) @ The Flicks 3
D+4  Wed. 24/12, 19:00 - Santa Cruise Christmas Eve Boat Party @ Quealy's
Friday, December 19
sports
08:00 Sweat & Samadhi Yoga @ Yoga Phnom Penh
 
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Get your week off to a great start with Sweat & Samadhi a vinyasa flow style yoga class with an experienced teacher, from 8am to 9.30am.

See www.yogaphnompenh.com for full schedule and class details. We will be moving to our wonderful new studio soon so please check web site or call 012 739 419.

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12:15 Lunch time Yoga Refresher @ Yoga Phnom Penh
 
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Great yoga classes for your lunch break!

Think you do not have time for class and to get lunch? No problem! Just take a look at the menu at our reception and place your order before class and your delicious healthy meal will be delivered by ARTillery Cafe by the end of class. You can relax and eat in our beautiful yard or take it back to the office.

Mondays: 12.15- 13.30 - Slow Flow Yoga, a class for all abilities to stretch out, relax and refresh.

Tuesdays: 12.15- 13.30- Slow Flow Yoga, a class for all abilities to stretch out, relax and refresh.

Wednesdays: 12.15- 13.15- YogAbs/YogButt, a yoga class for all levels with an emphasis on strengthening and toning the tum and bum. This class includes Pilates type exercises along with Yoga Asana.

Thursdays: 12.15- 13.30- Slow Flow Yoga, a class for all abilities to stretch out, relax and refresh.

Fridays: 12.15-13.30- Sweat & Samadhi a flow style yoga class which will improve strength as well as flexibility, balance and posture.

See www.yogaphnompenh.com for schedule.

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13:30 Daily Photo Tour & Workshop @ FCC
 
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Professional Photographer Michael Klinkhamer is leading a casual-high learning curve photography workshop-tour in Phnom Penh.

During the 4-hour tour you will learn to set your camera for optimum results and discover Phnom Penh City with your camera.

This photo workshop is designed to make you a better photographer.

Costs:

1/2 day from 1.30pm until 5.15pm from $55 per person.

Full day from 9.30am until 5.15pm $110,- p.p.

Includes all transportation by stand-by tuk-tuk-optional, ferry ride, fees and waters.

For Bookings Call: +855 (0) 60873847

website: www.klinkphoto.com

www.facebook.com/cambodiaphototours

Organized by: Cambodia Photo Tours

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cinema
16:00 The Spider, The Mistress and the Tangerine (2008) @ Meta House
 

Born in 1911, sculptor Louise Bourgeois has been a major figure in contemporary American art since the early '60s, having earned an international reputation for her abstract pieces that embrace the appetites of human sexuality and the emotional dynamics of youth in a rich variety of ways. Filmmakers Marion Cajori and Amei Wallach offer an intriguing look at Bourgeois, her art, and her working methods in the documentary THE SPIDER, THE MISTRESS AND THE TANGERINE (2008, 99 min). Active and alert in her mid-nineties, Bourgeois discusses how her life history impacts her work, her relationship with her family, the techniques she uses to create her sculptures, and how the emotional outlet of her art has helped her survive.

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16:00 Woody Allen's MAGIC IN THE MOONLIGHT (new) @ The Flicks 1+2+3
 
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Chinese conjuror Wei Ling Soo is the most celebrated magician of his age, but few know that he is the stage persona of Stanley Crawford (Colin Firth), a grouchy and arrogant Englishman with a sky-high opinion of himself and an aversion to phony spiritualists’ claims.

Persuaded by his friend, Howard Burkan (Simon McBurney), Stanley goes on a mission to the French Côte d’Azur mansion of the Catledge family: mother Grace (Jacki Weaver), son Brice (Hamish Linklater), and daughter Caroline (Erica Leerhsen). He presents himself as a businessman named Stanley Taplinger in order to debunk the alluring young clairvoyant Sophie Baker (Emma Stone) who is staying there with her mother (Marcia Gay Harden).

Sophie arrived at the Catledge villa at the invitation of Grace, who is convinced that Sophie can help her contact her late husband, and once there, attracted the attention of Brice, who has fallen for her head over heels.

What follows is a series of events that are magical in every sense of the word and send the characters reeling. In the end, the biggest trick MAGIC IN THE MOONLIGHT plays is the one that fools us all.

It’s an accomplished, stately movie — unimpassioned but pleasing. – NEW YORK TIMES

Largely thanks to the intoxicating scenery and the gorgeous natural-light cinematography, “Magic in the Moonlight” does weave its a spell, resurrecting the spirit of sturdier and more inventive movies by the same conjurer. – ST. LOUIS DISPATCHER

The cinematography is radiant, the vintage cars and costumes are elegant, and if the comedy feels laboured, it’s all too lightweight to matter. – GLOBE AND MAIL

(97 mins, comedy, romance)

Trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LAwbwKURvm0

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18:00 Carols by Candlelight @ Gasolina
 

Bring your family and friends for a night of caroling by candlelight.

Christmas cookies, mince pies and mulled wine will be available for purchase.

Contact Karen 095 971 458 for further details. We hope to see you there!

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18:30 Zumba Classes @ Prokout Fitness
 
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Zumba fitness involves dance and aerobic elements with a choreography that incorporates hip-hop, soca, samba, salsa, merengue, mambo and martial arts. Squats and lunges are also included.

Ditch the workout, join the PARTY !!!

Classes are given by licensed zumba teacher Tisam Oumazza.

$10 per person.

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Zumba-Yoga-Cambodia/148364618665283

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18:30 GONE GIRL (new) @ The Flicks 1
 
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Gone Girl, directed by David Fincher and based upon the global bestseller by Gillian Flynn, unearths the secrets at the heart of a modern marriage. On the occasion of his fifth wedding anniversary, Nick Dunne (Ben Affleck) reports that his beautiful wife, Amy (Rosamund Pike), has gone missing.

Under pressure from the police and a growing media frenzy, Nick’s portrait of a blissful union begins to crumble.

Soon his lies, deceits and strange behavior have everyone asking the same dark question: Did Nick Dunne kill his wife?

Fincher is as Fincher does. And what Fincher does better than almost anyone is create moody, meticulously crafted thrillers that straddle the divide between genre and art. - THE ATLANTIC

Gone Girl lives up to the hype. – THE OBSERVER

Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ym3LB0lOJ0o

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18:30 STONEHEARST ASYLUM (new) @ The Flicks 2+3
 
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When young doctor Edward Newgate (Jim Sturgess) arrives at Stonehearst Asylum in search of an apprenticeship, he is warmly welcomed by superintendent Dr. Lamb (Ben Kingsley) and a mesmerizing woman by the name of Eliza Graves (Kate Beckinsale).

Edward is intrigued by Lamb’s modern methods of treating the insane until a series of unusual events leads him to make a horrifying discovery, exposing Lamb’s utopia and pushing Edward to the limits of his conscience.

Inspired by a short story from Edgar Allan Poe, Stonehearst Asylum is a tale in which nobody is who or what they appear to be.

Stonehearst takes off, subverting genre expectations by turning the inmates into representatives of modern society. – VARIETY

Between its distinctly modern intelligence and razor-sharp plotting, Anderson’s clever contraption matches the heights of Gothic grandeur that keep Poe held in esteem today. – FILM JOURNAL INTERNATIONAL

And the Academy Award for best Original Score will go to Stonehearst Asylum! - ROLLING STONE

Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rawTSQ1RKQ0

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19:00 Breaking News (2011) @ Meta House
 
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Filmed over four years in Australia's most misunderstood neighbour East Timor, Nicholas Hansen’s docu BREAKING THE NEWS (2011, 53 min) explores the high cost of being a truth-seeking journalist in an emerging nation.

Eleven years since the East Timorese successfully voted for independence from Indonesia, Breaking the News gets behind the scenes of news and current affairs reportage to challenge those who think a free press automatically comes with independence.

What happens to the local journalists when the foreign reporters return safely home after covering each crisis, their stories in the can? Jose Belo and Rosa Garcia are two local journalists enmeshed in the political turmoil of their country, who regularly put themselves and their families at risk by reporting ongoing corruption and injustice.

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20:00 A Most WAnted Man (2014) @ Meta House
 
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Anton Corbijn’s A MOST WANTED MAN (2014, 122 min) is set in the vital port city of Hamburg, Germany, where the attacks of 9/11 were hatched by Mohammed Atta and his compatriots.

Watching the late Philip Seymour Hoffman as a drained, despairing spymaster in, it's hard not to find the shadow of his tragically early death hanging over his character. Hoffman plays Gunther Bachmann, a man trapped in bureaucracy and shackled by a government that doesn’t give him the trust or tools he needs to do his job.

Bachmann stumbles upon one of the biggest cases of his career when a half-Chechen, half-Russian Muslim arrives in Hamburg, seeking asylum and his notoriously evil father’s massive fortune.

Based on John le Carré's novel, A MOST WANTED MAN is a contemporary, cerebral tale of intrigue, love, rivalry, and politics that prickles with tension right through to its last heart-stopping scene.

Organized by: The Flicks Community Movie Houses

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21:00 THE GOOD LIE (new) @ The Flicks 1+3
 
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They were known simply as “The Lost Boys.”

Orphaned by the brutal Civil war in Sudan that began in 1983, these young victims traveled as many as a thousand miles on foot in search of safety.

Fifteen years later, a humanitarian effort would bring 3600 lost boys and girls to America.

In “The Good Lie”, Philippe Falardeau, (writer and director of the Oscar- nominated Foreign Language film Monsieur Lazhar) brings the story of their survival and triumph to life.

Sudanese actors Arnold Oceng, Ger Duany, Emmanuel Jal, and newcomer Nyakuoth Weil, many of whom were also children of war, star alongside Academy Award-winner Reese Witherspoon and Corey Stoll.

Destined to win an Academy Award in 2015.

Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ygG9Xh_EhMQ

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rock
21:00 The Mekong Messengers @ Equinox
 
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Americana (Country, Rockabilly, Blues, Soul)

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21:00 The Lazy Booze Drunks @ Sharky's
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21:00 THE KILLING FIELDS (1984) @ The Flicks 2
 
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Sydney Schanberg is a New York Times journalist covering the civil war in Cambodia. Together with local representative Dith Pran, they cover some of the tragedy and madness of the war, in Phnom Penh.

When the American forces leave, Dith Pran sends his family with them, but stays behind himself to help Schanberg cover the event. As an American, Schanberg won't have any trouble leaving the country, but the situation is different for Pran; he's a local, and the Khmer Rouge are moving in.

The Killing Fields is a suspenseful and exhilarating experience, a journey through an apocalyptic landscape that features one shocking image after another. Watch, and you'll see why the film is so acclaimed and a must-see for everybody in Cambodia; locals as visitors.

(141 minutes, biography, drama, history)

Trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=92zK2w78J-c

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Regulars and reminders
exhibition
"The Silent Life" by Chloé Jarry and Adrien Guigon @ Institut Français
 
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IFC invites young French artists Chloé Jarry and Adrien Guigon to share a one-month creative residency in Cambodia. Their work focuses on urban and daily life, filled with items – including unattractive ones - that art can question and sublimate. Chloé Jarry recreates patterns and items of daily life with ceramics, revealing their sculptural nature. Adrien Guigon finds his raw materials in urban areas, and turns them into colorful and poetic objects.

The residence also involved some students from the Royal University of Fine Arts, who attended a moulding workshop on the topic of "still life", using common items of daily life. Chloé Jarry and Adrien Guigon's artworks will be shown along with the RUFA student ones in the exhibition gallery of Institut Français !

More: http://goo.gl/dcuhge

Opening hours : Tuesday to Friday from 11 to 19 / Saturday from 11 to 18

Until: December 31

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"Nature: 34 Wonders of the World" @ Institut Français
 
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Preservation of biodiversity is a major environmental challenge of the 21st Century.

Founded in 2000, the Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund (CEPF) implements a plan of protection in located biodiversity hotspots, where high biodiversity is under threat.

Created in collaboration with the Agence Française de Développement , the magazine Terre Sauvage, the League for the Protection of Birds and the CEPF, "Nature: 34 Wonders of the world" exhibit offers a view of these amazing regions and species from the 34 hotspots located by CEPF.

Opening hours : Tuesday to Friday from 11 to 19 and Saturday from 11 to 18

Until: December 31

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"Gods and Angels" @ Java Café & Gallery
 
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Gods and Angels is an exhibition of costumes from the early work of award-winning dancer/choreographer Sophiline Cheam Shapiro. Sophiline has always been a pioneer. As a student she was amongst the first generation to enroll at the School of Fine Arts after the fall of the Khmer Rouge, where she studied the three major roles for female performers, a rare achievement. Later as a choreographer she found inspiration in Shakespeare, Mozart, traditional folklore and contemporary Cambodian art. Her 33-year career spans the classical canon to newly created works that have toured around the world with recognition and commissions from well-known institutions. Gods and Angels highlights, in particular, classical dance costumes she designed and commissioned in the traditional “Chaktomuk” style from 1999 to 2006.

What comes through in Sophiline’s work is her ability to see into the heart of a story and performance—to take that story and make it her own. She masterfully weaves together her personal history with classical narratives and form. The resulting work emerges as socially and culturally relevant. She is thorough in her research, immersing herself in form, narrative, gesture and historical context. That thoroughness plays out on stage with highly articulated movements, costumes and technical impeccability. In some works, she flips traditional stories by taking minor characters and elevates them to the lead. In others, she finds parallels in centuries-old literature with the recent history of her own country.

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