Archive for January, 2014

The Missing Picture

The Missing Picture

in Cambodian Documentaries

In this striking and haunting documentary, Cambodian director Rithy Panh uses clay figures and archival footage to recount his experience as a survivor of Pol Pot’s labor camp. Starting with happy images of family gatherings and busy city streets, the film quickly takes a darker turn as the Khmer Rouge takes control of the country, executing opponents, artists and sending […]

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Stranger By The Lake

Stranger By The Lake

in French Movies

Stranger By The Lake is an intriguing film. Capturing the simple beauty of nature, observing quietly and candidly its characters, Alain Guiraudie’s work could certainly be seen as naturalistic. The camera often stands still, whether it’s to listen to conversations, follow a swimmer in the lake or watch those naked bodies. Every day is shown as a ritual, which starts […]

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