Director Rithy Panh was 13 in 1975 when the Khmer Rouge turned Cambodia into a murderous experiment in ideology. He and his family were sent to starve in a rural re-education work camp. The Missing Picture explores Panh's quest to create the missing images of that period, of his family and the life he recalled, as a celluloid act of remembrance. He comes up with a unique and inventive way to tell his story: he uses hundreds of intricately detailed clay figurines set up in diorama scenes, intercut with what archival propaganda footage he could find, to show what is indelibly recorded in his memory; he creates the missing pictures of what does not exist in photograph or film. Surprisingly effective, the film's impact is mesmerizing and poetic. Winner of the Un Certain Regard Award at the Cannes Film Festival, and an Academy Award nominee for Best Foreign Language Film. (Fully subtitled) Official Web Site


Rithy Panh


Voice of Randal Douc (narrator)

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