Oscar nominees at Tempo!
Two of the films in Tempo’s program just got nominated for an Oscar!
The Missing Picture – for best foreign language film
The Missing Picture by Rithy Panh competed in Stefan Jarl International Documentary Award. Inimitable director Rithy Panh continues to examine the horrors of Pol Pot’s reign of terror and the mark it left on the people who managed to survive the killing fields of Cambodia. Panh is himself one of those who endured the genocidal madness of the Khmer Rouge, he was a teenager when the communists seized power in 1975. The Missing Picture is his personal testament to that strange, terrible and unforgettable time, bringing his memories to life with inventive clay figurines and powerful, subdued narration.
20 Feet From Stardom – for best documentary film
Millions of people have heard their voices but no one know their names. Twenty Feet from Stardom casts light over the backup singers to some of the 21st century’s greatest artists. It is a tribute to those who have built a career by harmonizing with others; a depiction of conflicts, sacrifices and rewards. We get to take part of many stories about what it means to spend life in the shadow of fame