Near a coastal village of Thailand, a local fisherman rescues a stranger, who does not speak a word, offers him his friendship and names him Thongchai. When the fisherman suddenly disappears at sea, Thongchai slowly begins to take over his friend’s life – his house, his job and his ex-wife.
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Manta Ray unlocks the metaphysical resonances of an issue often rendered one-dimensional.
November 02, 2018
The critique of anti-immigrant brutality is intensified by the lustrous cinematography (Aroonpheng was a top DP). You can feel the texture of the planks in the cabin and the sharp edges of the gems that fingers root out of the forest floor. This is probably the most tactile movie I saw at VIFF.
A layered and hypnotic sensory journey for this tale of friendship between a mute Rohingya and a Thai fisherman who rescues him. Aroonpheng juggles with symbols, the strange and the marvellous and an elusive narrative of displacement and swapped identities that leaves doors open to interpretation. But the humanist heart of the film is firmly rooted. Certainly one of the most fascinating films of this year.