Directed by Rithy Panh
Cannes Special Screening 2016
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★★★★ review by Diogo Vale on Letterboxd
Rithy Panh once again shows how well he can translate an idea into an image. Free from the constraints that defined his previous feature, The Missing Image, he gives Exil a far more poetic tone, even though the resulting film is still in many ways contained and discreet. At the heart of the film there are a few objects (the portrait of the mother; the director's safe conduct papers) but the film hardly exists for them,or because of them. Exil is bigger than that, encompassing reflections on identity, ideology and memory.
★★★½ review by James Berclaz-Lewis on Letterboxd
PS: this is actually good.
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