Rithy PanhButo Artist: Bion; Voice over: André Wilms, Rebecca Marder
France, Cambodia / 2020 / French / 88 minutes / Digital file / Colour
From Cambodian genocide to Nazi Holocaust and the bombing of Hiroshima, Rithy Panh (Graves Without a Name, 43rd) extends his profound journey of remembrance in the wake of global atrocities in this Berlinale documentary award winner. Archival war footage, alongside photographs of loved ones, and harrowing emaciated corpses, replicate and shuffle in triplicate, compounding the sorrow of human suffering. Sombre, poetic French narration and Japanese Butoh dance cast a sobering meditative light over the impact of war.