Manta Ray
aka Kraben rahu
First screened in September 2018
Director: Phuttiphong Aroonpheng. Cast: Wanlop Rungkumjad, Aphisit Hama, Rasmee Wayrana. Screenplay: Phuttiphong Aroonpheng.

Twitter Capsule: Impressively singular sound and image regimes. Tender rapport takes ominous turns; dark but earnest reflection on exile.

Second Capsule: Buzzy titles that earn the hype are always happy festival occasions. Off-the-grid gems that surprise you in every way are even happier ones.

VOR:   Unusual take on refugee narratives with powerful, poetic figurations of a landscape saturated with violence, and shifting human complicities.

Photo © 2018 Diversion/Les Films de l'Étranger

Not yet reviewed in full. Grade: B+

Venice Film Festival: Venice Horizons Award

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