Cemetery of Splendour by Apichatpong Weerasethakul (Thailand, 2015, 122 min). We proudly present the Boston premier of this slow-burning fantasy from the director of Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives. In Weerasethakul’s new film, 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. There may be a connection between the soldier’s 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. On another level, this film comments on the governmental suppression of the working class in rural Thailand – and the dream, or delusion, of freedom that makes this subordination possible.

Thai with English subtitles.

Film Notes 

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Adults

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In This Series

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Cemetery of Splendour
April 13, 2016
7:30 pm9:35 pm

Cemetery of Splendour by Apichatpong Weerasethakul (Thailand, 2015, 122 min). We proudly present the Boston premier of this slow-burning fantasy from...

Film

Cemetery of Splendour
April 14, 2016
3:30 pm5:30 pm

Cemetery of Splendour by Apichatpong Weerasethakul (Thailand, 2015, 122 min). We proudly present the Boston premier of this slow-burning fantasy from...

Film

Cemetery of Splendour
April 15, 2016
3:30 pm5:30 pm

Cemetery of Splendour by Apichatpong Weerasethakul (Thailand, 2015, 122 min). We proudly present the Boston premiere of this slow-burning fantasy by...

Film

Cemetery of Splendour
April 16, 2016
2:30 pm4:35 pm

Cemetery of Splendour by Apichatpong Weerasethakul (Thailand, 2015, 122 min). We proudly present the Boston premier of this slow-burning fantasy from...

Film

Cemetery of Splendour
April 17, 2016
2:00 pm4:05 pm

Cemetery of Splendour by Apichatpong Weerasethakul (Thailand, 2015, 122 min). We proudly present the Boston premier of this slow-burning fantasy from...

Film

Cemetery of Splendour
April 20, 2016
7:30 pm9:35 pm

Cemetery of Splendour by Apichatpong Weerasethakul (Thailand, 2015, 122 min). We proudly present the Boston premier of this slow-burning fantasy from...

Film

Cemetery of Splendour
April 21, 2016
5:00 pm7:05 pm

Cemetery of Splendour by Apichatpong Weerasethakul (Thailand, 2015, 122 min). We proudly present the Boston premier of this slow-burning fantasy from...