Rithy Panh

Cambodia, France , 2022 / 98 min / Khmer OV with ENG. subt / Documentary

2030 Award By Luxembourg Aid & Development Nominee

Imagine that animals took power. Would they behave like humans? Would they make similar mistakes, would they fight for power, rule by terror, devour everything? What would their artworks represent? Would the planet be more at peace? The new film by the master of documentaries, Rithy Panh.

Wed 09/03 18:30 Ciné Utopia Khmer OV with ENG. subt Public
  • Official Selection, Competition, Berlinale (2021), Germany
Cast & Credits
Rithy Panh
Rithy Panh
Marc Marder
Catherine Dussart Production (CDP)

Rithy Panh was born in Phnom Penh, Cambodia in 1964. He fled the Khmer Rouge dictatorship when he was only 15 and came to Paris in 1980 where he studied at the prestigious Institut des Hautes Études Cinématographiques (now La Fémis). Following his training, he produced his first documentary, Site 2 (1989), which focused on Cambodian refugee camps. He now has dual Franco-Cambodian nationality. This first film is selected in many international festivals. From then on, Rithy Panh never ceased to show the tragedy of his country through documentaries such as The Land of Wandering Souls (1999), or feature films such as The People of the Rice Field (1994) and One Evening After the War (1998). Traumatized by an extremely violent genocide – two million Cambodians, or one in four, exterminated in four years – Rithy Panh became a filmmaker mainly to testify and transmit the memory of this unspeakable tragedy. His 2003 documentary S-21, la machine de mort Khmère rouge addressed the Khmer Rouge’s policy of systematic extermination between 1975 and 1979. He is the co-founder of the Centre Bophana which is dedicated to archiving Cambodian film heritage. In 2013, his film L’image manquante was the first Cambodian production to be nominated for an Oscar. Everything Will Be Ok is his lastest feature film. 

  • 2020 - Irradiés (Irradiated)
  • 2018 - Les tombeaux sans noms
  • 2016 - Exil
  • 2015 - La France est notre patrie
  • 2013 - L’image manquante
  • 2011 - Duch, le maître des forges de l’enfer · Gibier d’élevage
  • 2008 - Un barrage contre le pacifique
  • 2007 - Le papier ne peut pas envelopper la braise
  • 2005 - Les artistes du théâtre brûlé
  • 2003 - Les gens d’Angkor
  • 2002 - S21, la machine de mort Khmére rouge
  • 2000 - Que la barque se brise, que la jonque s’entrouvre
  • 1998 - Van Chan, une danseuse cambodgienne
  • 1997 - Un soir après la guerre · 10 films contre 110 000 000 de mines
  • 1996 - Bophana, une tragédie cambodgienne
  • 1995 - La famille Tan
  • 1994 - Les gens de la rizière
  • 1990 - Cinéma, de notre temps
  • 1989 - Site 2 – Aux bords des frontières
  • 1988 - Le passé imparfait