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Cambodia hosts film heritage festival

Cambodia hosts film heritage festival
Phnom Penh, June 2: The first international film heritage festival has kicked off here, aiming at encouraging interest in preserving classic films, Xinhua reported.

About 40 classic films from around the world will be viewed on 35 mm screening equipment at Chaktomuk Theater and the Bophana Centre for nine days, said Rithy Panh, president and founder of the Bophana Centre.

The festival began Saturday.

He said among the classics were two films produced by late Cambodian King Norodom Sihanouk. They are "Apsara" (1965) and "Joy of Living" (1969).

Besides, there are classics from India, Japan, Argentina,.
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King Sihanouk survives third cancer scare

Former Cambodian king Norodom Sihanouk has been successfully treated for a third bout of cancer. The 86-year-old royal posted a handwritten letter on his website, in which he thanked his "most eminent" and "devoted" Chinese doctors, who have been treating him in Beijing since he left Cambodia last July. He added: "Indeed, the terrific result of their (incomparable) care is here: my third cancer (B-cell lymphoma) has completely disappeared." Sihanouk - who announced his latest cancer last December - was first diagnosed with B-cell lymphoma, a cancer affecting blood cells which help the immune system, in 1993. Although the cancer, which started in his prostate, was successfully treated, it returned in 2005 in his stomach. Sihanouk has also suffered from
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