CTFF 2019 Official Selection: Graves Without A Name

Graves Without A Name / LES TOMBEAUX SANS NOMS

2018 | Documentary | Cambodia | 115 min | French, Khmer, English subtitles | Long Beach Premiere!

Screening: Saturday, September 14th, 5:00pm at Art Theatre Long Beach

Synopsis: After The Missing Picture (Un Certain Regard winner 2013 and Oscar nominee for the Best Foreign Language Film in 2013) and Exile, Rithy Panh continues his personal and spiritual exploration. S21 the Khmer Rouge Killing Machine and Duch, Master of the Forges of Hell analyzed the mechanisms of the crime. Graves Without a Name searches for a path to peace. When a thirteen-year-old child, who lost the greater part of his family under the Khmer Rouge, embarks on a search for their graves, whether clay or on spiritual ground, what does he find there? And above all, what is he looking for? Spectral trees? Villages defaced beyond recognition? Witnesses who are reluctant to speak? The ethereal touch of a brother or sister’s body as the night approaches? A cinematic movie that reaches well beyond the story of a country for that which is universal. (website: http://playtime.group)

A film by Rithy Panh