When soldiers working on a mysterious dig site contract a supernatural “sleeping sickness,” doctors and volunteer nurses set up a makeshift hospital where the treatments include colored light therapy, psychic mediation, and intimate human contact. For Jen, a volunteer, the hospital becomes a space of revelation, where the mythic past permeates the everyday. A singular cinematic experience, Cemetery of Splendor fuses Thai mysticism, fantasy, history, humor, and pure sensory pleasure in one of present-day master Apichatpong Weerasethakul’s most alluring films.


Directed by Apichatpong Weerasethakul. Produced by Apichatpong Weerasethakul, Keith Griffiths, Simon Field, Charles de Meaux, Michael Weber, and Hans W. Geißendörfer.

Cemetery of Splendor

2015 TH 122 min
Festival Year: 2016
Types: Narrative
Topic: Arts and Environment, Global Perspectives, Sustainable Living