Documentary, by Paul Zagaris, United States, 2021.
In 1993, a bizarre incident occurred at a traditional Cambodian wedding. A wealthy rural Cambodian groom, Bol, falls in love with his bride, Rah, whose reaction to the arranged marriage develops into a series of frightening incidents that leave everyone convinced she must be possessed. There are things in the video that are still unexplained. This is the first time this story has been told to the general public.
With frightening shots that may have come from archive footage that has allegedly been just a legend for nearly 30 years, as locals weren't sure whether or not it even existed, until research by Zagaris and his crew found it have unearthed and is handed over to the director. The flow of a narrative horror film is combined with an extraordinary editing. Wedding 93 also includes recent, sometimes heartbreaking interviews with people attending the wedding, including Bol, family and friends. One of the best documentaries of recent years.
Director's biography - Paul Zagaris
Growing up in California's Central Valley, Paul learned the value of hard work and giving back to his community from his parents. Coming from a family of entrepreneurs, he was encouraged to follow his dreams and create the life he envisioned. Earning a Bachelor of Arts degree from UC Santa Barbara in Film and Media Studies led to a year of study in Madrid, Spain, where he learned to apply his technical and analytical skills to the art of filmmaking. Paul then traveled throughout Europe to absorb the filmmakers' methods and their various approaches to creating unique stories. After earning a Juris Doctor from the University of the Pacific McGeorge School of Law, Paul has solidified his passion for the film business in all of his endeavors. Paul's approach is to preserve the legacy of the people in his films.