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Review: Cemetery Of Splendour

“Are you stressed out?” a doctor asks a patient in a makeshift consultation room early on in the new film from Apichatpong Weerasethakul. To this Western viewer the very idea of this question appearing in the director’s work is comical, for the Thai master has a reputation for the incredible calm of his cinema. 830 more words


สุสานกษัตริย์ [Cemetery of Splendour] (2015)


Watching Cemetery of Splendour, a feeling of bliss and peace began to wash over me. It’s a special kind of bliss that only the cinema is capable of producing, that wonderful dark room, populated with a handful of fellow travellers, and one brightly lit wall. 569 more words

Film Reviews

Halfway Through 2016: Movies

In direct contrast to a rather wishy-washy list of albums, at mid-year, there’s a clear candidate for my favorite movie of 2016 (so far). Like all other Apichatpong Weerasethakul* films, … 247 more words


Apichatpong Weerasethakul on Cemetery of Splendour

I first met Apichatpon Weerasthakul when he had an installation at REDCAT in 2007. My friends Eungie and Clara invited me to his opening and I interviewed him for GR the next afternoon. 777 more words

Cemetery of Splendor

A group of soldiers suffer a mysterious bout of narcolepsy. They are placed in a clinic where they are taken care of by volunteer nurses. Outside, a construction project ordered by the government seems to run ceaselessly. 429 more words