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Aro Recommended Cemetery of Splendour


Thailand / UK 2015, 122 minutes
Dir. Apichatpong Weerasethakul
Rating: [M] Adult themes
Genres: Foreign Cinema, Drama / Fantasy, Paranorma

Topics: Arthouse.


“An essay in psychogeography and a meditation on death, the presence of the spirit world in nature and the unquiet ghosts of guilt and pain in the Thai nation”~Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian

Aroview: Mesmerising film in the director's indefinable style, set in and around a rural Thai hospital which may be haunted.

A group of soldiers excavating a patch of nearby land have fallen ill with a mysterious sleeping sickness, and a local volunteer who comes to their aid discovers that the troubled dreams these men are having could be caused by the spirits of ancient warriors populating the site. A hypnotic film-watching experience that is not easily forgotten.

NZ International Film Festival 2016

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DVD Features

  • deleted scenes
  • 'making of' documentary / featurette

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