The Missing | CinemAsia24
Shy and slightly withdrawn, Eric lives a normal life working as an animator in the city. What makes Eric different is that he does not have a mouth and is unable to speak. One day, his mother asks him to check on his estranged uncle, only for the reluctant Eric to find out that his uncle has been dead for a few days. This confronting revelation sparks visions of a familiar yet sinister alien who threatens to take him away.
Based on filmmaker Carl Joseph E. PAPA’s deeply personal memories, The Missing tells a tale of repressed childhood trauma and reconciliation with great care, tenderness, and sensitivity. Through a mix of rotoscope and 2D animation, the audience compassionately perceives the world as Eric does and experiences his inner world as he takes his steps towards healing and empowerment.
Trigger warning: Discussions of sexual assault