Frieze Film & Talks: Apichatpong Weerasethakul
Apichatpong Weerasethakul, Cemetery of Splendour, 2015. 122:02min
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 it, a handsome soldier with no family visitors. There may be a connection between the soldiers’ 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.
Screening: Apichatpong Weerasethakul