Previous Palm d'Or winner Apichatpong Weerasethakul (Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives
) returns to Cannes with his latest effort Cemetery Of Splendour
and ScreenAnarchy is proud to present the world premiere of the latest film from the Thai auteur.
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 Itt, a handsome soldier with no family visitors. Jen befriends
young medium Keng who uses her psychic powers to help loved ones
communicate with the comatose men. Doctors explore ways, including
coloured light therapy, to ease the mens' troubled dreams. Jen discovers
Itt's cryptic notebook of strange writings and blueprint sketches.
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.
Weerasethakul is a great favorite in these parts and while expectations are beyond high for his latest effort the trailer promises that they will be more than met. Take a look below.
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