Genre: Documentary, Drama
Director: Rithy Panh
Starring: Jean-Baptiste Phou, Randal Douc
Having established himself as cinema’s pre-eminent chronicler of his native Cambodia’s nightmarish late-1970s dictatorship, director Rithy Panh now addresses his own family’s hideous experiences with The Missing Picture (L’Image manquante). A deliberately distanced but harrowing vision of a living hell, this painful memoir based on Panh’s own book The Elimination will find plentiful festival and television exposure after its high-profile Cannes debut, along the lines of his other widely-screened documentaries.