Original title: Manta Ray Director: Phuttiphong Aroonpheng Cast: Wanlop Rungkumjad, Aphisit Hama, Rasmee Wayrana Country: China, France, Thailand Year of production: 2018 Length (min): 105 Language: Thai Subtitles: English, Czech Sales: Jour2Fête Section: Asian View
A Thai fisherman finds an unconscious man lying in the mangrove and decides to take care of him. The man is probably of the persecuted Rohingya ethnicity. When the fisherman disappears one day, the stranger takes over his house, work, and eventually also his identity. The Thai director Phuttiphong Aroonpheng's debut is a deeply humanistic parable about friendship and identity, based on hypnotic symbolism.