37th Annual VIRGINIA FILM FESTIVAL Oct 30-Nov 3, 2024

37th Annual VIRGINIA FILM FESTIVAL October 30-November 3, 2024


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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.


Saturday, November 5


4:00 PM


UVA : Newcomb Hall Theater

Film Info

Director: Rithy Panh

Runtime: 77 min

Year: 2016

Country: France/Cambodia

Featuring: Sang Nan, Randal Douc.