“An incurable sleeping sickness yields an elusive yet expansive rumination on matters both political and intensely personal in “Cemetery of Splendour,” the latest gently hypnotic cinematic enigma from the Thai writer-director Apichatpong Weerasethakul. While his tale of a hospital volunteer who bonds with an infected soldier emerges from the same mythic worlds explored in “Tropical Malady” (2004) and “Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives” (2010), the surreal visitations here occur at a more subdued, almost subterranean level; this is an eerily becalmed work in which spiritual possessions and mysterious deities come to seem virtually indistinguishable from ordinary reality. Lacking the jungle-feverish exhilaration of the filmmaker’s greatest work, but no less suffused with beauty, humor and quietly overwhelming emotion, this cryptic “Cemetery” should be readily embraced by Weerasethakul’s festival fans (…).” (Justin Chang, Variety)

Saturday, 28.11.2015 – 9.00 pm, Screen 6 (presented by Romuald Karmakar) – in the presence of director Apichatpong Weerasethakul
Sunday, 06.12.2015 – 9.30 pm, Screen 8

Theatrical release Germany: 14th January 2016



+++ Berlin Premiere +++



OT: Rak ti Khon Kaen, 2015
Country: Thailand, Great Britain, France, Germany, Malaysia
Production: Kick the Machine Films, Illuminations Films, Anna Sanders Films, Geißendörfer Film, Match Factory, ZDF/ARTE
Cast: Banlop Lomnoi, Jenjira Pongpas Widner, Jarinpattra Rueangram
Format: DCP / Coulour
Length: 122 min.
Language: Thai OV / German subtitles
World Sales: The Match Factory,
Distribution Germany: Rapid Eye Movies,
Festivals: Cannes, Jerusalem, Melbourne, Toronto, Helsinki, New York, Busan, Vancouver, London, Adelaide, Chicago etc.
Awards: Pancevo Film Festival etc.