Splendour

Cemetery of Splendour, directed by Apichatpong Weerasethakul, brings us to a world where dreams and reality conflate. It is a world where a group of soldiers are plagued by a strange illness which causes them to suddenly and uncontrollably fall (quite literally and abruptly) asleep. They are housed in a hospital where Jen, an ageing…

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Checkers

Adapted from two short stories “At the Café Lovely” and “Draft Day” by Rattawut Lapcharoensap, How to Win At Checkers (Every Time) is a coming-of-age film that touches on sensitive issues in Thai society, including the military draft, violence in the south, drugs, sex trade, homosexuality, and religion. Yet, that is all the film manages…

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