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Manta Ray Unclassified 18+
Kraben Rahu

Language: Thai with English subtitles

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Delving into Thailand’s treatment of Rohingyan refugees, cinematographer Phuttiphong Aroonpheng turns director with this visually stunning drama, which won the Orizzonti Prize for Best Film at last year’s Venice Film Festival.

When a mute man washes up on the Thai coastline, a young fisherman takes him in, nurses him back to health and even gives him a name. But the more that the stranger becomes immersed in his new friend’s life, the more comfortable he becomes – especially when the fisherman suddenly disappears.

A quietly impassioned exploration of a global issue from an intimate perspective, Aroonpheng’s feature film directorial debut is a work of simmering political power, as conveyed with the dreamlike, symbolism-laden visual style also favoured by his compatriot Apichatpong Weerasethakul.

“At once a visual feast and a nuanced personal drama which embodies all the social and geographical complexities of the global refugee crisis.” – The Hollywood Reporter

Tickets

3441
Fri 09 Aug 9:15 pm [3441]
Manta Ray (105 mins)
Kino 1 Assisted ListeningWheelchair Access100% Subtitles
Past event
5640
Tue 13 Aug 4:15 pm [5640]
Manta Ray (105 mins)
Sofitel Melbourne On Collins Auditorium 100% Subtitles
Past event
This session is bookable on a pass

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Key Cast
Aphisit Hama, Rasmee Wayrana, Wanlop Rungkumjad
Director
Phuttiphong Aroonpheng
Producers
Mai Meksawan, Philippe Avril
Screenwriter
Phuttiphong Aroonpheng
Cinematographer
Nawarophaat Rungphiboonsophit
Composer
Arnaud Rolland, Chalermrat Kaweewattana, Charles Bussienne, Christine Ott, Mathieu Gabry (Snowdrops)
Editors
Harin Paesongthai, Lee Chatametikool
Format
Digital
Company Credit
World Sales: Jour2fête

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