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Manta Ray (2018)




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Near a coastal village of Thailand, by the sea where thousands of Rohingya refugees have drowned, a local fisherman finds an injured man lying unconscious in the forest. He rescues the stranger, who does not speak a word, offers him his friendship and names him Thongchai. But 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...


Critic Reviews for Manta Ray

All Critics (6) | Top Critics (2)

Warm, lush and topical human drama.

September 8, 2018 | Full Review…

This superficially simple tale of identity, displacement and friendship is wrapped in layers of symbolism that will likely be pleasurably hypnotic for many viewers.

September 7, 2018 | Full Review…

The explanatory scenes ballast the experiment a bit but, even so, Manta Ray, in its best moments, retains an unusual strength, a sometimes hypnotic, always hallucinatory, visual power. [Full review in Spanish]

September 24, 2018 | Full Review…

Aroonpheng's great achievement is to convey a sense of humanist outrage while telling an involving, sometimes headily perplexing story in a magical realist register.

September 22, 2018 | Full Review…

As Aroonpheng slowly but surely breaks our hearts across his measured 105-minute running time, he also shows that you don't need water to find yourself drowning.

September 14, 2018 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Aroonpheng's background as a cinematographer and painter is clearly in evidence in the film, which is a visual feast whose striking images are serene while in continuous motion-like water rippling in a canal.

September 11, 2018 | Full Review…

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