9th edition: 21 April – 26 April 2020

Cemetery of Splendour (Rak ti Khon Kaen) (2016 Feature Film)

In his most topical and politically charged film to date, Weerasathekul represents Thailand as a building that used to be a school, a place of study and contemplation, but which has changed into a hospital built on top of a cemetery, where the dead fight out their age-old battle at the expense of the living.

Place: CINEMA 3

Date: 04/08/2016

Time: 16:30:00

Duration: 02:00:00

Place: CINEMA 3

Date: 04/10/2016

Time: 20:45:00

Duration: 02:00:00

Year in
Festival

2016

Director

Apichatpong Weerasethakul

Camera

Diego Garcia

Cast

Jenjira Pongpas Widner
Banlop Lomnoi
Jarinpattra Rueangram
Petcharat Chaiburi
Tawatchai Buawat
Sujittraporn Wongsrikeaw
Bhattaratorn Senkraigul

Country

Thailand
United Kingdom
France
Germany
Malaysia

Editor

Lee Chatametikool

Language

Thai

Length

122 min

Producer

Apichatpong Weerasethakul
Keith Griffiths
Simon Field
Charles de Meaux
Michael Weber
Hans Geissendörfer

Production Company

Kick the Machine
Illuminations Films
Anna Sanders Films
Match Factory Productions
Film- und Fernsehproduktion Geissendörfer

Production Design

Akekarat Homlaor

Sales

The Match Factory GmbH

Scenario

Apichatpong Weerasethakul

Sound Design

Akritchalerm Kalayanamitr

Year of Production

2015

Website

Apichatpong WEERASETHAKUL (1970, Thailand) studied Architecture in Thailand and was educated in filmmaking in Chicago. He is one of the few Thai filmmakers who work outside the strict Thai studio system. His films and installations often deal with memory, and address personal, politic and social issues. Weerasethakul often adds an unconventional narrative structure to his films and likes to work with non-actors. His body of work has brought him international recognition and numerous festival prizes, such as a Golden Palm for the film Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives in 2010. In Cannes, Cemetery of Splendour (2015) was nominated in the section Un Certain Regard.

 

Filmography

(selection) Dokfar nai meu marn/Mysterious Object at Noon (2000), Haunted Houses (2001, short), Second Love in Hong Kong (2002, short, co-dir), Sud sanaeha/Blissfully Yours (2002), This and a Million More Lights (2003, short), Huajai toranong/The Adventure of Iron Pussy (2003), Sud pralad/Tropical Malady (2004), Ghost of Asia (2005, short, co-dir), Worldly Desires (2005, short), The Anthem (2006, short), Sang sattawat/Syndromes and a Century (2006), Estado do mundo/The State of the World (2007, co-dir), Luminous People (2007, short), Emerald (2007, short), Nimit/Meteorites (2007, short), Vampire (2008, short), Mobile Men (2008, short), A Letter to Uncle Boonmee (2009, short doc), Lung Boonmee raluek chat/Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives (2010), M Hotel (2011, short), Monsoon (2011, short), Ashes (2012, short), Mekong Hotel (2012, short), Sakda (2012, short doc), Fireworks (Archives) (2014, instal), Rak ti Khon Kaen/Cemetery of Splendour (2015)