A film by Rithy Panh
For many years, I have been looking for the missing picture: a photograph taken between 1975 and 1979 by the Khmer Rouge when they ruled over Cambodia... On its own, of course, an image cannot prove mass murder, but it gives us cause for thought, prompts us to meditate, to record History. I searched for it vainly in the archives, in old papers, in the country villages of Cambodia.Today I know: this image must be missing. I was not really looking for it; would it not be obscene and insignificant?So I created it.What I give you today is neither the picture nor the search for a unique image, but the picture of a quest: the quest that cinema allows.
A film by Olivier Meyrou
Fabrice Champion was the star of a prestigious international troupe of trapeze artists. During one of his practice sessions, he crashed into one of his colleagues. In the accident, he lost part of his motility. Over the years, Fabrice tried different kinds of physical therapies. Thanks to his endurance strength, he was able to regain a part of control over his upper body. While teaching at the National Circus School, he meets with Matias and Alexandre, two young acrobats. Together, they try to re-invent acrobatics, they create and rehearse the first choreographies. They grow closer. For Fabrice, it is the beginning of another way of dealing with his paralysis. For Alexandre and Matias it is the beginning of a new approach of both acrobatics and life.