Chicago premiere! Director Apichatpong Weerasethakul in person! Film Series : Radiant Visions: Media Art from SAIC, 1965 - Now

Cemetery of Splendor

รักที่ขอนแก่น / Rak ti Khon Kaen

2015, Apichatpong Weerasethakul, Thailand/UK/France, 122 min.

Show Times

  • Fri, Jan 29th 2:00pm
  • Fri, Jan 29th 6:00pm
  • Sat, Jan 30th 3:00pm
  • Sat, Jan 30th 8:15pm
  • Sun, Jan 31st 4:45pm
  • Mon, Feb 1st 6:30pm
  • Tue, Feb 2nd 7:45pm
  • Wed, Feb 3rd 7:30pm
  • Thu, Feb 4th 6:00pm
Related Films: Mekong Hotel

"Simmering surrealism ... lovely, memory-steeped meditation. Its many fragments haunt". – Ray Pride, Newcity

"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

"Quietly incandescent … an unstemmable flow of beautifully unfathomable images, cinema as the stuff dreams are made of.” – James Lattimer, Slant Magazine

Winner of the Cannes Film Festival’s Palme d’Or in 2010 for UNCLE BOONMEE WHO CAN RECALL HIS PAST LIVES, director Weerasethakul, a School of the Art Institute of Chicago graduate, once again 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)

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 1: Director Weerasethakul will be present for audience discussion.

Admission to the Monday, February 1 screening is free to SAIC alumni, faculty, staff, and students with SAIC I.D. Complimentary tickets available only at our box office 24 hours in advance of the screening.

Buy a ticket at our regular prices for either CEMETERY OF SPLENDOR or MEKONG HOTEL, and get a ticket for any show of the other film at this discount rate with proof of your original purchase: General Admission $7; Students $5; Members $4. (This discount rate applies to the second feature only. Discount available in person at the box office only.)

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