Magazine article Screen International

Missing Image Taken by Films Distribution

Magazine article Screen International

Missing Image Taken by Films Distribution

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Subsidiary Films Boutique also picks up two youthful Cannes titles.

Paris-based Film Distribution (FD) has picked up Rithy Panh's hybrid documentary The Missing Image, ahead of its premiere in Un Certain Regard in Cannes.

Franco-Cambodian Panh pieces together his adolescence in a Khmer Rouge labour camp, through archives and reenactments using small clay figurines, in the work.

The director is best known for 2003 documentary S21: The Khmer Rouge Death Machine.

"This is the most powerful documentary I have seen since Waltz With Bashir," said Films Distribution co-chief Nicolas Brigaud-Robert, referring to Ari Folman's award-winning hybrid work.

"I did not know a movie could make me cry over little clay statuettes."

The documentary is produced by Paris-based Catherine Dussart of CDP.

In related news, FD Berlin-based subsidiary Films Boutique has acquired Mexican filmmaker Diego Quemada-Diez' debut picture La Jaula de Oro, following four teenagers as they cross Mexico on route for the US, which is also due to premiere in Un Certain Regard. …

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