On the coast of Thailand, a site of great misfortune and cruelty for the Rohingya, a local fisherman finds an injured man and nurses him back to health. The stranger does not speak, but that doesn’t stop the fisherman from befriending him, naming him Thongchai and involving him in every element of his life. In one lovely scene, not easily forgotten, the two men dance in a makeshift disco. When the fisherman disappears, Thongchai gradually begins to take over his friend’s life: his house, his job and even his ex-wife. A striking and relevant meditation on identity, Manta Ray is a film of exquisite beauty that finds moments of transcendence amidst a time of brutality. Manta Ray won Best Director and Artistic Achievement awards at Cairo and Thessaloniki film festivals.