A FILM DIRECTED BY RITHY PANH – MUSIC BY MARC MARDER
COMPOSER MARC MARDER WILL INTRODUCE THIS SPECIAL SCREENING OF CANNES TOP PRIZE UN CERTAIN REGARD WINNER & ACADEMY-AWARD NOMINATED FILM.
Unlike his earlier, immensely moving documentary S21, THE KHMER ROUGE KILLING MACHINE, Rithy Panh’s new film is not so much about those who were tortured and killed by the Khmer Rouge (in power from 1975 –79), but about those who, like he, were children when Pol Pot’s communist regime seized the Cambodian capital and turned that nation into a nightmare of hunger, brutality and fear. There is little photographic evidence from this period, a problem Panh solves by visualizing his childhood with lovingly crafted clay figurines. Bringing to life these artisanal dioramas of camp life is the eloquent, impassioned voice-over of a man who manages to recall the unimaginable and transcend his grief through artistry.
The Missing Picture was the winner of the top prize in the Un Certain Regard section of the 2013 Cannes Film Festival, as well as a nomination for Best Foreign Language Film at the 86th Academy Awards.
Composer Marc Marder has been in the official selection at the Cannes Film Festival six times with Cambodian director Rithy Panh, for whom he has scored all of his 18 films.