KRABI, 2562

Power of Pictures
Director: Ben Rivers, Anocha Suwichakornpong 2020 94 Minutes Ages 15+
KRABI, 2562 Thu 08 Oct
TIX AT VENUE ONLY 01:00pm 94mins Australian Cinémathèque GOMA
KRABI, 2562 Sat 10 Oct
TIX AT VENUE ONLY 12:00pm 94mins New Farm Six Cinemas

Cinema, like tourism, can greedily consume locales, as Ben Rivers and Anocha Suwichakornpong demonstrate in their haunting journey through Krabi, Thailand.  

The international fame, and subsequent environmental devastation, that Danny Boyle’s The Beach 2000 brought to this idyllic location plague Krabi, 2562. Ethereal scenes convey the beauty and grit of the tourist town through a mix of documentary and fiction captured in Super 16mm, while a location scout has a hidden agenda behind her adventures in the area. Distinctions between epochs fall away in this poetic travelogue, as spiritual worlds chafe and meld with commercial aspirations.

Australian Premiere

Details

Year:2020
Classification:Ages 15+
Country:United Kingdom and Thailand
Language:Thai and English, with English subtitles
Director:Ben Rivers, Anocha Suwichakornpong
Producer:Maenum Chagasik
Cast:Arak Amornsupasiri, Nuttawat Attasawat, Oliver Laxe
Script:Ben Rivers, Anocha Suwichakornpong
Program strand:Power of Pictures
Rights:Rediance Films