V’18: OCTOBER 25 – NOVEMBER 8, 2018

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Cemetery Of Splendor

Apichatpong Weerasethakul
Thailand/GB/D/F/Malaysia, 2015
Fiction, 122min, OmdU

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Rak ti khon kaen

Apichatpong Weerasethakul
Thailand/GB/D/F/Malaysia, 2015
Fiction, 122min, OmdU

Actors: 
Jenjira Pongpas Widner
Jenjira
Jarinpattra Rueangram
Keng
Banlop Lomnoi
Itt
Screenplay: 
Apichatpong Weerasethakul
Sound: 
Akritchalerm Kalayanamitr
Camera: 
Diego Garcia
Editor: 
Lee Chatametikool
Decoration: 
Akekarat Homlaor
Costume: 
Phim U-mari

Production: 
Kick the Machine Films
Illuminations Films (Past Lives)
Anna Sanders Films
Geißendörfer Film- und Fernsehproduktion
Match Factory Production
ZDF/arte
World Sales: 
The Match Factory
Distribution in Austria: 
Stadtkino Filmverleih
Format: 
DCP
Color

Soldiers with a mysterious sleeping sickness are transferred to a temporary clinic in a former school. The memory-filled space becomes a revelatory world for housewife and volunteer Jenjira, as she watches over Itt, a handsome soldier with no family visitors. Jen befriends young medium Keng who uses her psychic powers to help loved ones communicate with the comatose men. Doctors explore ways, including coloured light therapy, to ease the mens’ troubled dreams. Jen discovers Itt’s cryptic notebook of strange writings and blueprint sketches. There may be a connection between the soldiers’ enigmatic syndrome and the mythic ancient site that lies beneath the clinic. Magic, healing, romance and dreams are all part of Jen’s tender path to a deeper awareness of herself and the world around her.

In the presence of Simon Field (producer).

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