The Sydney Film Festival (SFF) is ecstatic to announce that Cemetery of Splendour, directed by Apichatpong Weerasethakul, will now be screening at the festival following a rapturous reception at Cannes this year. Film aficionados will recognise Weerasethakul as the director of Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives, which won the Palme d’Or at Cannes in 2010.
Set in Weerasethakul’s hometown Khon Kaen, located in the northeast Thai region of Isan, Cemetery of Splendour revolves around a mysterious rural clinic for soldiers suffering from troubled dreams, and the carers who look for ways to heal them. SFF Director Nashen Moodley says he is “thrilled to announce another important film direct from Cannes will join the 2015 Festival line-up”, hailing Cemetery of Splendour as “transfixing, hypnotic and quietly overwhelming, a work of true beauty that demands to be seen in a cinema.”
Cemetery of Splendour will have two screenings as part of SFF, playing on Thursday 11 June, 8.30pm and Sunday 14 June, 2pm at Event Cinemas George Street.
To get your tickets for Cemetery of Splendour, or to check out the full line-up for the festival, head to http://www.sff.org.au/