The Missing Picture and The Last of the Unjust
by Vitor Pinto
- The Missing Picture and The Last of the Unjust were shown at Un Certain Regard and Out of Competition respectively
On Sunday May 19, while Borgman [+see also:
interview: Alex van Varmerdam
interview: Reinout Scholten van Aschat
film profile] and Inside Llewyn Davis were shown in competition at the Palais, two documentaries were shown in parallel at the Cannes Film Festival: Rithy Panh’s The Missing Picture [+see also:
film profile] was part of the Un Certain Regard section, while Claude Lanzmann’s nearly 4-hour long The Last Of The Unjust [+see also:
film profile] was shown out of competition.
Aesthetically ambitious French-Cambodian co-production The Missing Picture [+see also:
film profile] (photo) is an hybrid project in which director Rithy Panh mixes his family souvenirs with the political transformation his native country Cambodia suffered in the 1970s with dictator Pol Pot. The film combines archive images with a poetic-personal yet politically engaged narration. Films Distribution handles international sales.
Shoah’s director Claude Lanzmann latest work The Last Of The Unjust [+see also:
film profile] features a series of interviews with Benjamin Murmelstein, originally made in Rome in 1975. A rabbi in Vienna, following the annexation of Austria by Germany in 1938, Murmelstein managed to help around 121,000 jews leave to escape. A French-Austrian co-production, The Last Of The Unjust is part of the line-up of Paris-based society Le Pacte.
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