Friends Event

Friends Film: Cemetery of Splendour

A group of soldiers in a small town on the Mekong River in northern Thailand are struck with a bizarre sleeping illness. The memory-filled space becomes a revelatory  world for housewife and volunteer Jenjira as she watched over Itt a handsome soldier with no family visitors. Jen befriends young medium Keng who uses her psychic powers to help loved ones communicate with the comatose men. Doctors explore ways, including coloured light therapy, to ease the men's troubled dreams. Jen discovers Itt's cryptic notebook of strange writings and blueprint sketches. There may be a connection between the soldiers' enigmatic syndrome and the mythic ancient site that lies beneath the clinic. Magic, healing, romance and dreams are all part of Jen's tender path to a deeper awareness of herself and the world around her. 

 

Asia Pacific Screen Awards – Best Film.

2015 Cannes Film Festival – Nominated: Un Certain Regard Award.

2016 International Cinephile Society Awards – ICS Award.

2015 Pancevo Film Festival – Lighthouse Award. 

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Chester Beatty
Dublin Castle
Dublin 2
D02 AD92