The Missing Picture
ACADEMY AWARD® NOMINEE: BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM 2014
WINNER – Un Certain Regard Prize, Cannes Film Festival 2013
Official Selection, Cannes Film Festival 2013
4 1/2 STARS
“Panh’s film is a stunning combination of archival footage and animation, with tiny clay figurines standing in for the human players in the story… Modest in scale, simple in conception, it is a great film – certainly a great little film – and many viewers will be moved to tears.”
Evan Williams, The Weekend Australian
“A most original film.”
David Stratton, At the Movies
Country of Origin: Cambodia/France
Language: French w/ English subtitles
Duration: 90 minutes
Rating: M (Mature themes)
Director: Rithy Panh
Australian release: 20 March, 2014
Rithy Panh’s documentary recounts his personal experiences in Cambodia during the Khmer Rouge regime in the 1970s, recreating the missing images using an innovative combination of clay figures and archival footage.
Winner of the Un Certain Regard Prize at Cannes, The Missing Picture artfully explores Panh’s filmic preoccupation with how to represent and remember all that’s been lost.
The first Cambodian film to be nominated for an Academy Award.