SOAS University of London

Centre of South East Asian Studies

Price of Love

Price of Love
Director: Matthew Robinson

Date: 23 May 2019Time: 4:00 PM

Finishes: 23 May 2019Time: 6:00 PM

Venue: Russell Square: College Buildings Room: Brunei Gallery Lecture Theatre

Type of Event: Film Screening


Successful young man Rith's life is turned upside down when his parents insist that hemeets the girl they want him to marry. Desperate for freedom, Rith pretends he’s already in love with someone else. But his parents demand to meet this ‘someone else’. Rith has five days to persuade someone – anyone! - to pose as his girlfriend to trick his parents. At the last moment, he meets a beer girl - Chhaya. Is she the answer to his problem? Chhaya plays the part of respectability all too well: Rith’s parents fall for her big time. Suddenly Rith finds himself with a completely different problem. How to avoid marrying Chhaya?

In 2016, 'Price of Love' won four awards at the Hollywood International Moving Pictures Film Festival.

Price of Love
(2016, Cambodia)
Run time: 1 hour 50 minutes
Genre: Family
Directed by Matthew Robinson
Subtitles in English


The online registration is now closed.  Seats will be available on the day. 

Organiser: The Association of Southeast Asian Nations, London Committee in collaboration with the SOAS Centre of South East Asian Studies

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