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Rithy PANH

Director
Country: FRANCE

Biography

Cambodian director, Rithy Panh graduated from the Institut des Hautes Etudes Cinématographiques (IDHEC), France. He started his career by directing documentaries for which he received numerous prizes: Site II (1989), Cinéma de notre temps: Souleymane Cissé (1990), Cambodge entre guerre et paix (1992). In 1994, he directed his first fiction movie Neak Srê selected for competition at Cannes. In 1995, he was in charge of l'Atelier Varan in Cambodia. In 1998, his second feature film Un soir après la guerre was selected at Cannes Official Selection Un Certain Regard. Since 1997, he has directed three new documentaries: Lumière sur un massacre: 10 films contre 110 000 000 de mines (1997), Van Chan, une danseuse cambodgienne (1998), La Terre des âmes errantes (1999). In 2000 he directed the television film Que La Barque se brise, que la jonque s'entrouvre.

Films presented in Cannes

Awards

Member of the Jury

  • 2001 - Cinéfondation & Short films - Member