BY THE TIME IT GETS DARK 

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SYNOPSIS

A shape-shifting narrative around memory, politics and cinema, the film weaves together the stories of several characters. We meet a young waitress serving breakfast at an idyllic country café, only to later find her employed in the busy dining room of a river cruise ship. And we meet a filmmaker interviewing an older woman whose life was transformed by the political activism of her student years and the Thammasat University massacre of 1976. With her tender, unobtrusive filmmaking style, Suwichakornpong allows us to get to know these characters slowly and deeply. At the same time, we see how their beautiful country and its troubled history inform their actions and identities in ways both overt and subtle.

 

ABOUT THE FILM:

Official Submission for Best Foreign Language Film - Thailand

Genre: Drama

Country: France | Netherlands | Qatar | Thailand

Year: 2016

Duration:  105 minutes

Director: Anocha Suwichakornpong

Language(s):  Thai

Subtitles: English subtitles

Executive Producers: Chayamporn Taeratanachai, Edward Gunawan, Pithai Smithsuth

Producer(s): Guillaume Morel, Maenum Chagasik

Screenplay: Anocha Suwichakornpong

Cinematographer: Ming Kai Leung

Editor(s): Lee Chatametikool, Machima Ungsriwong

Sound: Akritchalerm Kalayanamitr 

Principal Cast:  Arak Amornsupasiri,  Apinya Sakuljaroensuk, Achtara Suwan

Dates & Times: October 30, 2017 12:00 PM

October 31, 2017 9:00 PM

Plays In:  ArcLight Cinemas - Culver City

Eventbrite - Asian World Film Festival - BY THE TIME IT GETS DARK - Thailand