Apichatpong Weerasethakul
Cemetery of Splendour

Rak ti Khon Kaen

Film screening


28.9., 19:30
Originalfassung mit deutschen Untertiteln
Talk nach der Vorführung mit Alexander Horwath (AT) und Claus Philipp (AT)

Orpheum Extra

Production specifics
Produktion Kick the Machine Films, Illuminations Films

Koproduktion Anna Sanders Films, Geißendörfer Film- und Fernsehproduktion, Match Factory Productions, ZDF/arte, Astro Shaw, Asia Culture Centre-Asian Arts Theatre, Detalle Films, Louverture Films, Tordenfilm

Weltvertrieb The Match Factory 2015

Verleih Stadtkino Filmverleih

steirischer herbst is screening the latest film of Thailand’s internationally most important director Apichatpong Weerasethakul for the first time in Graz: A gentle masterpiece of dreamlike magic.

Apichatpong Weerasethakul was awarded the Palme d’Or at the 2010 Cannes Film Festival for his film “Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives”. The Thai director’s trademarks are his portrayal of the archaic relationship between human beings, their ancestors and nature, the subtle political reflection on his country and his unpretentious mysticism. In his latest film “Cemetery of Splendour”, spirits and reincarnations once again seem to be a natural part of the everyday world, without him ever departing from his meditative rhythm, for dazzling special effects.

Soldiers are being treated for a mysterious sleeping sickness in a former school, where the housewife and volunteer Jen meets the handsome, but lonely Itt who keeps waking up abruptly and going back to sleep just as suddenly. Among the various treatment methods, a medium is used, the young Keng, who helps the relatives communicate with the comatose men. Is there a link between this mysterious syndrome and the ancient mythical site underneath the hospital?

steirischer herbst is showing Apichatpong Weerasethakul’s enigmatic masterpiece for the first time in Graz ahead of his stage production “Fever Room”, that has close parallels with the film in terms of both subject and form.

Regie: Apichatpong Weerasethakul
Schauspielerin / Schauspieler: Banlop Lomnoi
Schauspielerin / Schauspieler: Jarinpattra Rueangram
Schauspielerin / Schauspieler: Jenjira Pongpas Widner
Mitwirkende / Mitwirkender: Diego Garcia
Bühnenbild, Ausstattung, Raumgestaltung: Akekarat Homlaor
Mitwirkende / Mitwirkender: Pichan Muangdoung
Kostüme: Phim U-mari
Tondesign / Sound: Akritchalerm Kalayanamitr
Mitwirkende / Mitwirkender: Lee Chatametikool
Mitwirkende / Mitwirkender: Suchada Sirithanawuddhi
Mitwirkende / Mitwirkender: Sompot Chidgasornpongse
Mitwirkende / Mitwirkender: Simon Field
Mitwirkende / Mitwirkender: Hans Geißendörfer
Mitwirkende / Mitwirkender: Keith Griffiths
Mitwirkende / Mitwirkender: Charles de Meaux
Mitwirkende / Mitwirkender: Michael Weber
Mitwirkende / Mitwirkender: Najwa Abu Bakar
Mitwirkende / Mitwirkender: Joslyn Barnes
Mitwirkende / Mitwirkender: Moisés Cosio Espinosa
Mitwirkende / Mitwirkender: Caroleen Feeney
Mitwirkende / Mitwirkender: Viola Fügen
Mitwirkende / Mitwirkender: Danny Glover
Mitwirkende / Mitwirkender: Ingunn Sundelin
Mitwirkende / Mitwirkender: Eric Vogel
Mitwirkende / Mitwirkender: Susan Rockefeller
Mitwirkende / Mitwirkender: Georges Schoucair
Mitwirkende / Mitwirkender: Holger Stern