‘Funan’ beautiful, harrowing tale

A compelling depiction of life under Khmer Rouge.

It won’t give the new “Toy Story” adventure a run for its box-office money, but “Funan,” the other animated feature opening Friday at the Roxie, undeniably merits attention.

Paris-born director Denis Do affectingly combines hand-drawn animation with a fact-based story of horror and hope in this adult-geared, French-language, Cambodia-set debut feature.

Cowritten by Do and Magali Pouzol, the movie brings to mind “Waltz With Bashir,” “The Breadmaker” and “Persepolis” — animated films set in times of war or totalitarianism.

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