(Anocha Suwichakornpong, FR/NL/Qatar/Thailand 2016, 105mins, subtitled)
Mesmerising and haunting, this intertwines several stories to examine Thailand’s legacy of political repression, all the while giving a thrilling glimpse of cinema’s myriad possibilities. A bold, unusual film that intertwines the lives of a famous political activist, a young documentary filmmaker, a pop star, and a waitress, all of whom were touched by a student massacre.
A dizzying, elliptical journey this touches on the power of celebrity, dreams, fungus, telekinesis, activism and a host of other topics along the way. Suwichakornpong confidently employs a variety of filmmaking styles to create a provocative, playful exploration of memory, politics and cinema.