Learning Beyond the Classics: Hollywood In and Out of Vietnam
Directed by Rithy Panh
Not Rated, 115 minutes, DCP
In French and Central Khmer with English subtitles
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. While his other works have 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.
Co-presented by the Department of American Studies, Liu Institute for Asia and Asian Studies, and the David A. Heskin and Marilou Brill Endowment for Excellence.