Saturday, November 5
4:00 PM

UVA : Newcomb Hall Theater
Add To Calendar 20161105 16:00 20161105 17:20 America/New_York VFF: Exile

A film about abandonment, Exile is an abstract telling of director Rithy Panh’s (The Missing Picture) displacement from his home in the capital of Cambodia, Phnom Penh, during Pol Pot’s deadly dictatorship. Much of Panh’s family died during the Communist Party’s rule over Democratic Kampuchea, which was a devastating moment in the history of Cambodia. The film also reflects on the meaning of exile, exploring terrifying solitude and loss of self through a combination of archive footage, photographs, and commentary. Toeing the line between documentary and fiction, this film confronts an often ignored piece of twentieth century history.

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