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Cemetery of Splendour 2015 12

Thailand Director. Apichatpong Weerasethakul

Apichatpong Weerasethakul’s first feature since Palme d’or-winner Uncle Boonmee... is as imaginative, sensuous and enigmatic as anything the Thai artist has made. Set in and around a temporary clinic set up for a group of soldiers afflicted by a mysterious sleeping sickness, the film centres on two women volunteers who befriend each other: Keng, a medium helping visitors to communicate with their loved ones, and Jenjira, who develops a particular interest in a patient whose secret notebook she finds.

Might the narcolepsy be somehow linked to a local burial ground? Typically witty, lyrical and languorous, not to mention inflected with political undertones (that disease is doubtless metaphorical), Apichatpong’s gentle meditation on memory, myth, magic, history and the mesmerising power of dreams is seductively strange and serene.

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Directed by

Apichatpong Weerasethakul

Featuring

Jarinpattra Rueangram

Banlop Lomnoi

Jenjira Jansuda

Genres

Drama

Collection

Festival Favourites

Certificate

12 infrequent moderate sex references, moderate violence

Released

2015

Country

Thailand

Language

Thai

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