Cemetery of Splendor
Rak Ti Khon Kaen / รักที่ขอนแก่น
2015, Apichatpong Weerasethakul, Thailand/UK/France, 122 min. With Jenjira Pongpas, Banlop Lomnoi.
- Fri, Oct 6th 8:00pm
- Mon, Oct 9th 7:45pm
“Weerasethakul is utterly unique among filmmakers…CEMETERY evokes a sense of alien wonder…the purest expression of cinema as it was meant to be seen.” — Jessica Kiang, The Playlist
Weerasethakul proves masterful in exploring the intersection of the human and spirit worlds through a film of delicate, sumptuous beauty. A few soldiers lie stricken by a mysterious sleeping sickness in a rural town’s veranda-like hospital. The film’s subtle theme of healing brought about with the help of otherworldly forces encompasses not just the prone figures in the beds, but characters including a hospital volunteer, a psychic, and an awakened soldier, all of whom will come to walk, knowingly or unknowingly, with resident spirits. The real and the supernatural mix with casual concreteness and infusions of offhand humor under the placid spell of Weerasethakul’s mythic world view. In Thai with English subtitles. DCP digital. (BS)