Strand Picks Up Rithy Panh's 'The Missing Picture'

The film, about atrocities in Cambodia under the Khmer Rouge, premiered at the Cannes Film Festival, where it received the Un Certain Regard jury prize.

Strand Releasing has acquired U.S. rights to Rithy Panh’s The Missing Picture, which had its world premiere at the Cannes Film Festival, where it won the jury prize for best film in the Un Certain Regard sidebar.

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Panh uses clay figures, voice-over narration and archival footage to describe the atrocities committed by the Khmer Rouge in Cambodia between 1975 and 1979.

Strand plans to screen the film at U.S. festivals in the fall and then open it theatrically in the spring.

The deal was negotiated by Strand’s Jon Gerrans and Nicolas Brigaud-Robert of Films Distribution.