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.