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Krabi, 2562

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Synopsis

In the town of Krabi, a popular tourist destination in southern Thailand, the pre-historic, the recent past and the contemporary capitalist world awkwardly collide. The town’s local folklore and histories are promoted as attractions to foreigners, while the town’s traditional labour force is muted and hidden from the tourists’ eyes. A nameless character, whose identity continually changes, takes us around town to explore various sites that capture Krabi in its current state. These sites uniquely illustrate how Krabi’s folklore is propagated and commodified to fill the need of tourism industry.
A docu-fiction work from Ben Rivers and Anocha Suwichakornpong developed from ideas explored in their 2018 Thailand Biennale installation piece 'The Ambassadors'.
Official Selection Locarno Film Festival 2019 - Moving Ahead - World premiere
Official Selection Toronto International Film Festival 2019 - Wavelengths
Official Selection BFI London Film Festival 2019 - Special Presentation

Details

Year
2019
Type of film
Features
Running Time
94 mins
Director
Anocha Suwichakornpong, Ben Rivers
Producer
Maenum Chagasik, Tulapop Saenjaroen
Screenwriter
Ben Rivers
Director of Photography
Ming Kai Leung
Principal Cast
Siraphun Wattanajinda, Arak Amornsupasiri, Primrin Puarat
Sound-Artist
Ernst Karel

Production status

Complete

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Last updated 18th September 2019

Production Company

UK, Thailand co-production

Ruth Films Ltd and Electric Eel Productions
c/o Anti-Worlds Releasing
info@anti-worldsreleasing.co.uk
http://www.anti-worldsreleasing.co.uk

Sales
Company

Rediance
Room 2701 Tower B, Stay City
Chaoyang District
100020 Beijing
China
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