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Cemetery of Splendour
Institute of Contemporary Arts
June 2022
Cemetery of Splendour (Rat Ti Khon Kaen), dir. Apichatpong Weerasethakul, Thailand 2015, 122 min., Thai with English subtitles, 12


Apichatpong Weerasethakul’s follow-up feature to Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives is another singularly strange and beautiful journey into mind, memory and mysticism.  

When a group of Thai soldiers fall ill with a mysterious sleeping sickness, they’re transferred to a temporary clinic in a former school. The memory-filled space becomes a revelatory world for housewife and volunteer Jenjira (Jenjira Pongpas), Apichatpong’s regular actress and muse, as she watches over Itt (Banlop Lomnoi), a handsome soldier with no family visitors. Jen befriends young medium Keng (Jarinpattra Rueangram), who uses her psychic powers to help loved ones communicate with the comatose men. Magic, healing, romance and dreams are all part of Jenjira’s tender path to deeper awareness of herself and the wider world.
 
07:00 pm
Sat, 29 Jan 2022
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