Cambodian cinema flourished in the 1960s, drawing huge crowds to theatres around the country, until the industry was destroyed by the Khmers Rouges in 1975. Of the 400 films produced, only 30 remain today. Almost all the actors were killed during the reign of Pol Pot and only a few of the directors were able to flee the country. Most of the old movie theatres of Phnom Penh have become restaurants, karaoke clubs or squats. “Golden Slumbers” resurrects the myths and legends of this lost cinema.