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Cemetery Of Splendor
Apichatpong Weerasethakul
Thailand, GBR, DEU, FRA, Malaysia 2015
122 min

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).

  • Banlop Lomnoi - Itt
  • Jenjira Pongpas Widner - Jenjira
  • Jarinpattra Rueangram - Keng
  • Apichatpong Weerasethakul
  • Diego Garcia
  • Akritchalerm Kalayanamitr
  • Lee Chatametikool
  • Akekarat Homlaor
  • Phim U-mari
Kick the Machine Films, Illuminations Films (Past Lives), Anna Sanders Films, Geißendörfer Film- und Fernsehproduktion, Match Factory Production, ZDF/arte

The Match Factory

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