31 Aug 2021 | KRABI, 2562 (UK/TH 2019, Ben Rivers & Anocha Suwichakornpong)

UK/TH 2019, D: Ben Rivers & Anocha Suwichakornpong, C: Siraphun Wattanajinda, Arak Amornsupasiri, Primrin Puarat, 93’, Orig. with Eng. subs, DCP

According to the Buddhist calendar, 2562 is they year of the films’ making, 2019. KRABI, 2562, the first collaborative work of Anocha Suwichakornpong and Ben Rivers, explores landscapes, mythology and stories of the local community of Krabi, a tourist hotspot in southern Thailand. We encounter a film crew shooting a quirky commercial and learn of a phallic fertility shrine assisting one’s wish for a child. Seamlessly shifting between documentary and fictional modes, the question of what is real is of minor importance: in the end, all is cinema. A playful, shimmering, quicksilverish séance.

Tue 31 AugUT Connewitz
7 pmregular: 6,5€ / reduced 5,5€