Cemetery of Splendor + Everything and More
DIRECTOR: APICHATPONG WEERASETHAKUL
CAST: JENJIRA PONGPAS, BANLOP LOMNOI, JARINPATTRA RUEANGRAM
CEMETERY OF SPLENDOR
Apichatpong Weerasethakul / 2015 / 122 mins / DCP
EVERYTHING AND MORE
Rachel Rose / 2016 / 11 mins / DCP
Apichatpong’s most recent feature weaves together Thailand’s rich fundament of supernatural mythology and its often troubled national history. Comatose soldiers suffering from a mysterious sleeping sickness are confined to a ward and attached to glowing dream machines, continuing to do battle for the glory of feuding kings long dead in their sleep. The mysteries of the clinic—and its possible connection to an ancient site beneath the foundations—gradually ensnare a housewife (Jenjira Pongpas Widner) who volunteers to look after the sleepers and a young clairvoyant (Jarinpattra Rueangram) in this bewitching and seductive cinematic idyll. Screening with Rose's Everything and More, which centers on an interview with David Wolf, a NASA astronaut who made seven spacewalks and spent 128 days aboard the Mir Space Station.