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Cemetery of Splendor

Force of Stillness

Friday, November 4, 2016
9:30 PM–11:30 PM

2015, Apichatpong Weerasethakul, Thailand/UK/Germany/France/Malyasia, 122 min.

A group of soldiers in a small town on the Mekong River in northern Thailand are struck with a bizarre sleeping illness.

This screening is part of the two-day festival Force of Stillness: Film and Performance Inspired by Buddhism, curated by Amber Bemak.

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About the Filmmaker

Apichatpong Weerasethakul began making films and video shorts in 1994. He has mounted exhibitions and installations in many countries. Often non-linear with a strong sense of dislocation, his works deal with memory, subtly addressed personal politics, and social issues. They have won him widespread international recognition and numerous festival prizes, including a Palme d’Or from the Cannes Film Festival. He received the Sharjah Biennial Prize at the 2013 Sharjah Biennial 11, UAE. He’s also a recipient of the Fukuoka Prize (Japan, 2013) and Yanghyun Art Prize (South Korea, 2014). He recently had a retrospective presented at Tate Britain in 2016.


Member Tickets: $9.00