Films by Rithy Panh

Films by Rithy Panh

3 Episodes

The sole member of his family to survive the Cambodian genocide, documentarian Rithy Panh has devoted himself to exorcising the traumas of his country’s past through the cathartic power of cinema. These profoundly moving works—the Academy Award–nominated THE MISSING PICTURE, which recreates the lost images of the genocide through clay figurines, and EXILE, a poetic rumination on the horrors his family experienced at the hands of the Khmer Rouge—are harrowing and haunting records of human atrocity and unbelievable resilience.

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Films by Rithy Panh
  • The Missing Picture

    Episode 1

    Directed by Rithy Panh • 2013 • Cambodia, France

    THE MISSING PICTURE is filmmaker Rithy Panh’s personal quest to reimagine his childhood memories. From the time when the repressive Khmer Rouge ruled over Cambodia between 1975 and 1979, the only recorded artifacts that remain are propaganda foota...

  • Exile

    Episode 2

    Directed by Rithy Panh • 2016 • France

    Rithy Panh’s follow-up to his acclaimed documentary THE MISSING PICTURE continues his powerfully personal inquiry into the Cambodian genocide. Through a poetic mix of archival footage, philosophical voice-over narration, and tableaux enacted in a soundstage...

  • Rithy Panh Interview

    Episode 3

    This interview with director Rithy Panh was recorded at the Telluride Film Festival in 2018.