WAXING MOON (QUINZAINE CLAIRE)
By Adrien GENOUDET/ Cambodia-France/2016/93 min
How to reveal the traumatic memory through an artistic gesture ? This is the question suggested from the memorial created by the Cambodian-French artist Sera to commemorate the victims of the Khmer Rouge in Cambodia. How to symbolize horror? How to deliver a visual memory of both individual and collective trauma? Beyond that, is the power of art universal?
The film questions the deep traces of Cambodian painful memory.