Directed by Rithy Panh. The museum partners on an acclaimed new foreign-language film showing at this year’s Cleveland International Film Festival, March 19–30 at Tower City Cinemas downtown. One of the five nominees for this year’s Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film, this unique autobiography finds a celebrated Cambodian filmmaker employing clay figurines, newsreels, and narration to re-create a genocide that was never documented on film—specifically the atrocities visited on his own family by Pol Pot and the Khmer Rouge during the 1970s. “Personal and unexpected, a documentary that mixes media in an unusual way to very potent effect.” –L.A. Times. Cleveland premiere.
Cambodia/France, 2013, color/b&w, subtitles, video, 92 min.
For advance tickets, visit www.clevelandfilm.org. Admission $14; CIFF members and (on day of show) students & seniors $12. Mention the code “CMA” and save $2 off ticket price to any CIFF screening. Tickets not available at CMA Ticket Center; no CMA Film Series vouchers accepted.