Cemetery of Splendor
Rak ti Khon Kaen
2015 / Thailand, United Kingdom, Germany, France, Malaysia / 122 min / N-13
Director(s) - Apichatpong Weerasethakul
Screenwriter(s) - Apichatpong Weerasethakul
Actors - Jenjira Pongpas Widner, Banlop Lomnoi, Jarinpattra Rueangram
Producer(s) - Apichatpong Weerasethakul, Keith Griffiths, Simon Field, Michael Weber, Charles de Meaux
Cinematographer - Diego García
Editor(s) - Lee Chatametikool
Sales agent - The Match Factory
Distributor - Kino Pavasaris Distribution
Production company -
Dialogues - Thai
Subtitles - Lithuanian
Soldiers with a mysterious sleeping sickness are transferred to a temporary clinic in a former school. The memory-filled space becomes a revelatory world for housewife and volunteer Jenjira, as she watches over Itt, a handsome soldier with no family visitors. Jen befriends young medium Keng who uses her psychic powers to help loved ones communicate with the comatose men. Doctors explore ways, including coloured light therapy, to ease the mens’ troubled dreams. Jen discovers Itt’s cryptic notebook of strange writings and blueprint sketches. There may be a connection between the soldiers’ enigmatic syndrome and the mythic ancient site that lies beneath the clinic. Magic, healing, romance and dreams are all part of Jen’s tender path to a deeper awareness of herself and the world around her.
"Mysterious Object at Noon" (2000), "Blissfully Yours" (2002), "The Adventure of Iron Pussy" (2003), "Tropical Malady" (2004, "Kino pavasaris"), "Syndromes and a Century" (2006, "Kino pavasaris"), "Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives" (2010), "Mekong Hotel" (2012), "Cemetery of Splendour" (2015, "Kino pavasaris").