"A makeshift hospital that used to be a school in Khon Kaen, Thailand: soldiers suffering from a mysterious sleeping sickness are cared for here - from one moment to the next, the outwardly healthy men fall into a coma. Nurses and volunteers care for the patients, and Jen (Jenjira Pongpas Widner) is among the helpers. She has physical problems of her own, has to walk on crutches, but still takes care of the sleeping soldier Itt (Banlop Lomnoi) in a special way. Jen gets help in an unusual way: the young medium Keng (Jarinpattra Rueangram) gives her access to Itt's consciousness and dreams, so that a deep connection develops between the helper and the soldier, who cannot escape the war even in his dreams..."
"Cemetery of Splendourist a cinematic expansion of consciousness, better than any drug. Infused with enchanting eroticism and poignant sensitivity, the round dance constantly shuttles back and forth between dreaming and waking, seeing and understanding, empathizing and exploring. This applies to the characters as well as to the film itself. The elegiac openness of the experiences cast in images is quickly transferred to the viewer's experience. Everything is simultaneously laid out here, every intention, every movement, every word, and yet none of it can be relied upon because the staged life is constantly transforming."
Fréderic Jaeger, Spiegel.de, 14.01.2016
Contributors and additional information:
122 min. color. DCP. OV/d/f
Director: Apichatpong Weerasethakul
Screenplay: Apichatpong Weerasethakul
Cinematography: Diego García
Editing: Lee Chatametikool
Music: Bertrand Boudaud
With: Jenjira Pongpas, Banlop Lomnoi, Jarinpattra Rueangram
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