CEMETERY OF SPLENDOUR (12) 2015 THAILAND WEERASETHAKUL, APICHATPONG DVD – £15.99 BLU RAY – £19.99
A group of soldiers are in a field hospital stricken by a mysterious sleeping sickness that causes them to suffer spiritual hallucinations. A young volunteer at the hospital has psychic abilities and claims the dead are siphoning the soldiers’ energy.
In Thai with English subtitles
Other films by Apichatpong Weerasethakul on dvd –
BLISSFULLY YOURS (18) THAILAND 2002 WEERASETHAKUL, APICHATPONG £12.99
A meditation on happiness, superstition, politics, sexuality and the uncertainty of Thai-Burmese border crossings, nothing really happens except that it happens with a purpose.
MYSTERIOUS OBJECT AT NOON 2000 THAI APICHATPONG WEERASETHAKUL £12.99
Experimental documentary in which the film-maker travels through rural Thailand to Bangkok and along the way invites participants to expand upon an invented tale involving a disabled boy and his teacher.
SYNDROMES AND A CENTURY (15) 2007 THAILAND WEERASETHAKUL, APICHATPONG £19.99
Acclaimed drama that blurs the boundary between past and present and explores the subjectivity of memory. Flipping back and forth between the real and surreal.
TROPICAL MALADY(12) THIALAND 2004 WEERASETHAKUL, APICHATPONG £19.99
Mysterious and beautiful, ‘Tropical Maladay’ is a film of two halves: the first a romance story between two men, the second a tale of a soldier lost in the jungle beset by what might be spirits.
UNCLE BOONMEE WHO CAN RECALL HIS PAST LIVES (12) 2010THAI APICHATPONG WEERASETHAKUL DVD – £15.99 BLU RAY – £19.99
The film portrays the final days in the life of Boonmee, a middle-aged man with failing kidneys who recalls his various past lives from his deathbed. As he revisits his many reincarnations and is reunited with the ghosts of his dead wife and lost son, Boonmee becomes immersed in memories and undergoes intense personal transformation as he surrenders to the inevitability of death. The film won the Palme d’Or at the 2010 Cannes Film Festival.
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