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Cemetery of Splendour (Rak Ti Khon Kaen)

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Synopsis

In Khon Kaen a lonesome middle-aged housewife tends a soldier with sleeping sickness and falls into a hallucination that triggers strange dreams, phantoms, and romance.
"I write this film as a rumination on Thailand, a feverish nation. It will be the first film that takes place entirely in my hometown, Khon Kaen. It’s also a very personal portrait of the places that have latched onto me like parasites - the elementary school, the hospital, the library, the lake. Like the sleepers in this film, I shun the malady of reality, and together we take refuge in dreams of forever." Apichatpong Weerasethakul
Official Selection BFI London Film Festival 2015 - Official Competition

Details

Year
2015
Type of film
Features
Running Time
122 mins
Director
Apichatpong Weerasethakul
Producer
Simon Field, Keith Griffiths, Apichatpong Weerasethakul, Charles de Meaux, Michael Weber, Hans Geissendoerfer
Editor
Lee Chatametikool
Screenwriter
Apichatpong Weerasethakul
Director of Photography
Diego García
Production Designer
Akekarat Homlaor
Sound
Akritchalerm Kalayanamitr
Principal Cast
Jenjira Pongpas, Banlop Lomnoi, Jarinpattra Rueangram

Genre

Production Company

Thailand, UK, France, Germany, Malaysia production

Kick the Machine (TH), Illuminations Films (Past Lives) (UK), Anna Sanders Films (FR), Match Factory Productions (DE), Geissendoerfer Film-und Fernsehnproduktion (DE), Astro Shaw (MY)

Illuminations Films (Past Lives)
187 Beach Street
Deal
Kent
CT14 6LY
+44 (0)1304 371625
info@illuminationsfilms.co.uk

Sales
Company

The Match Factory (DE)
Balthasarstr. 79-81
50670 Cologne
Germany
+49 221 539 7090
info@matchfactory.de
http://www.the-match-factory.com