Cemetery of Splendor
(Rak ti Khon Kaen) Director: Apichatpong Weerasethakul, T, 2015, Thai version / Czech subtitles, 122 min
Cemetery of Splendor takes an invigorating plunge into the surreal visions of soldiers with a mysterious sleeping sickness as they are transported to a clinic built on sacred grounds. Set in the director’s hometown of Khon Kaen, Thailand, the film skillfully stays rooted in reality even though its concern is solely with dreams and spirits. Its eerie images mix with the more mundane views of ordinary life, but the film exudes the tranquility and subtle humor viewers have come to expect from this internationally celebrated filmmaker.