The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

Houston Premieres » Cemetery of Splendour

Sunday, Mar. 27, 2016

05:00 PM – 07:05 PM

  Courtesy of Strand Releasing

Another gem from celebrated Thai artist and filmmaker Apichatpong Weerasekathul (Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives), this film made many “Best of 2015” lists. Soldiers with a mysterious sleeping sickness are transferred to a temporary clinic in a former school. The space becomes a revelatory world for volunteer Jenjira, as she watches over Itt, a handsome soldier with no family visitors. Jen befriends young medium Keng who uses her powers to help loved ones communicate with the comatose men. Jen discovers Itt’s notebook of strange writings and blueprint sketches, and wonders: Is there a connection between the soldiers' enigmatic syndrome and the mythic ancient site that lies beneath the clinic?

Image: Courtesy of Strand Releasing

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