Keimena: #34 Rak ti Khon Kaen (Cemetery of Splendour)
by Apichatpong Weerasethakul

AUG
7
11:59 pm
ERT2, Athens

Apichatpong Weerasethakul, Rak ti Khon Kaen (Cemetery of Splendour), 2015, Germany/France/UK/Thailand, film still

Rak ti Khon Kaen (Cemetery of Splendour), 2015, Germany/France/UK/Thailand, 122 min.
Director: Apichatpong Weerasethakul

Apichatpong Weerasethakul’s seventh feature film is set in a provincial city in Thailand, where soldiers on a construction site come down with a strange sleeping sickness. A friendship develops between two of their carers, who discover that the digging has disturbed an ancient royal cemetery. This bewitching film shows a world where the dead revisit us like old friends, and that what we bury does not stay in the ground forever.


Keimena, a documenta 14 Film Program on ERT2, airs Mondays at midnight from December 19, 2016 to September 18, 2017. Each film can be viewed during the broadcast and streamed on demand for seven days thereafter. Please note that the films are presented in their original language with Greek subtitles, and can be streamed from within Greece only.

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Cemetery of Splendour is Thai director Apichatpong Weerasethakul’s seventh feature film. In a provincial city in Thailand’s northeast, soldiers deployed on a construction project come down with a strange sleeping sickness and receive treatment in a makeshift clinic. A friendship develops between two of their volunteer carers, who discover that the soldiers’ digging has disturbed an ancient royal cemetery said to lie beneath the clinic, and that this has caused their mysterious illness…

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