After The Missing Picture and Exile, the film is the last part of Panh’s trilogy on the Cambodian genocide. He returns to the countryside where he lost most of his family at the hands of the murderous the Khmer Rouge when he was just 13. As with thousands like them, no one knows what became of their remains.
The documentary was Cambodia’s 2018 submission to the Best Foreign Language Film category at the 91st Academy Awards, but it was not nominated.
Panh and his works have been highly regarded at the Fajr festival. In 2018, the festival honored him with the Peace Prize, which is annually awarded to a filmmaker with movies on international problems.
His Exile that is about the effects of forced displacement was screened in the festival’s Masters of Cinema in 2017.
Panh is also the producer of Angelina Jolie’s drama First They Killed My Father about the experiences of a young girl whose family was torn apart by the Khmer Rouge.
The 37th Fajr International Film Festival will take place in Tehran from April 18 to 26.
Source: Tehran Times