Krabi, 2562 2020 Ages 15+

1.00PM Thu 8 Oct 2020 (1hr 24mins)
GOMA | Cinema A, Cinema B | Ticketed

SYNOPSIS

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

CREDITS

94 MINUTES, UNITED KINGDOM, THAILAND, THAI AND ENGLISH WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES / DIRECTORS/SCRIPT: BEN RIVERS, ANOCHA SUWICHAKORNPONG / CAST: ARAK AMORNSUPASIRI, NUTTAWAT ATTASAWAT, OLIVER LAXE / RIGHTS: REDIANCE