Films We Like is pleased to present Apichatpong Weerasethakul new film Cemetery of Splendour at the Toronto International Film Festival in the Masters Program.
Familiar to TIFF audiences for his rapturous dreamlike films - such as Cannes Palm D’or winner Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall his Past Lives (2002) - Cemetery of Splendour is set in a rural hospital where its patients are being treated for mysterious sleeping sickness. Magic, healing, romance and dreams are all part of a caregiver’s path towards deeper awareness and the world.
Apichatpong Weerasethakul is considered one of the masters of contemporary world cinema. Trained as an architect in Thailand and as a visual artist in Chicago, he has stunned the film world with five innovative and dreamlike features made including award-winning films such as Blissfully Yours, Tropical Malady, and Syndromes and a Century. He is also an acclaimed installation artist, exhibiting his work in museums and art spaces all over the world.
FILMS WE LIKE
Founded by award-winning documentary filmmaker Ron Mann (Grass, Comic Book Confidential, Altman) Films We Like is a boutique distributor of documentary, independent and international films in Canada. Recent releases include Force Majeure, Finding Vivian Maier, and the Academy Award-winner Ida.
Running time: 122 minutes
Thai with English subtitles