Cambodian director Rithy Panh's new documentary film pays tribute to and questions the power of image. With a tender, evocative and self-reflective tone, the film is about images that can be shown and that cannot, that should be seen and that should not, that are lost and that are found, that are touchable and that are invisible, that are ethically dubious and that are movingly, irredeemably personal.
Director Rithy Panh.
L'image Manquante, or The Missing Image, premiered at the 66th Cannes Film Festival on Sunday evening, and it looks set to become one of the most memorable films ever made about Cambodian history during the Khmer Rouge era.
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