Graves without a Name
aka Les tombeaux sans noms
First screened in September 2018
Director: Rithy Panh. Documentary about communal, spiritual, memorial, and archaeological practices by which generations of Cambodians try to honor and pacify their dead. Screenplay: Rithy Panh and Agnès Sénémaud.

Twitter Capsule: Less overtly distinctive in its technique than The Missing Picture but just as poetic, pained, and poignant.

Second Capsule: This is the first movie I've seen in Toronto and one of the few new ones I've screened all year that I would call unmissable. Heartbreaking.

VOR:   Manages a panoramic view of cultural practices while maintaining a personal perspective of an unusually poetic sort. Rigor blends with tranquility.

Photo © 2018 Catherine Dussart Productions/
ARTE France/Anupheap Productions

Not yet reviewed in full. Grade: A–

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