The Long Walk

Mattie Do
LAO 2019

»Blurring the line between good intentions and selfishness, The Long Walk is a chilling and wholly original exploration of destructive human desires«

The Guardian


In Matti Do’s films, ghosts are omnipresent. Sometimes, they seduce or threaten the living, sometimes they just stand by their side. This is also the case in her third feature. Since childhood, an old man played by Yannawouthi Chanthalungsy, has been seeing ghosts. One of them has been accompanying him for 50 years and turned him into a hermit who prefers the company of the dead to the living. That’s also why he now helps lonely and sick women by giving them death and therefore – in his mind – peace. A cinematic poem about eternity and a world stuck between pain and the ghosts of the past. Mattie Do tells her magical ghost story with an exuberantly rich narrative and an implicitness to let the supernatural blend with normality that is reminiscent of the dreamy quality of Peter Weir’s »Picnic at Hanging Rock«. A film of addictive beauty.


Winner: Best Director

 2019 Sitges – Catalonian International Film Festival, New Vision Award


Nominee: Best Film (Venice Days) 

2019 Venice International Film Festival

Annick Mahnert , Chris Larsen , Douangmany Soliphanh , Justin Deimen
Matthew Macar
Zohar Michel
Christopher Larsen
Yannawouth Chanthalungsy , Por Silitsa , Noutnapha Soydara , Vilouna 'Tot Lina' Phetmany , Chansamone Inoudome
118 min, OmeU
Plakat The Long Walk