Dir : Anocha Suwichakornpong, Ben Rivers / United Kingdom, Thailand Thai / 93 minutes / English / 2019
Krabi, 2562 explores the landscape and stories within the community of Krabi,Southern Thailand. A major tourist destination in Thailand, the filmmakers want to capture the town in this specific moment where the pre-historic, the more recent past and the contemporary world collide, sometimes uneasily.
Directors’ biography and filmography:
Ben Rivers is an artist and filmmaker represented by Kate MacGarry Gallery in London. Rivers recently won the second EYE Art Film Prize 2016, as well as the FIPRESCI International Critics Prize, 68th Venice Film Festival for his first feature film Two Years At Sea; Baloise Art Prize, Art Basel 42, for Sack Barrow; Paul Hamlyn Foundation Award for Artists, 2010. Recent solo shows include Phantoms, Triennale, Milan; Urth, The Renaissance Society, Chicago; Islands, Kunstverein of Hamburg; Earth Needs More Magicians, Camden Arts Centre, London; The Two Eyes Are Not Brothers, Artangel, London and Whitworth Museum, Manchester. His most recent feature film, The Sky Trembles and the Earth is Afraid and the Two Eyes Are Not Brothers, premiered in the main competition at Locarno International Film Festival.
Born in Thailand, Anocha Suwichakornpong graduated from an MFA film program at Columbia University. Her thesis film, Graceland, became the first Thai short film to be officially selected by Cannes Film Festival. Mundane History, her first feature, won numerous awards including the Tiger Award at Rotterdam. Anocha’s second feature, By the Time It Gets Dark, premiered in Locarno and has screened in festivals such as Toronto, BFI London, Viennale, and Rotterdam. The film won three Thailand National Film Awards including Best Picture and Best Director. By the Time It Gets Dark was chosen as Thailand’s Oscar entry for Best Foreign Language Film.
Cinematographer – Ming Kai Leung, Ben Rivers
Executive Producer – Meng Xie, Andy Starke, Wan Sophonpanich
Producer – Maenum Chagasik
Associate Producer – Andrea Queralt, Pithai Smithsuth
Editor – Aacharee Ungsriwong
Sound Designer – Ernst Karel
Art Director – Parinda Moong
Sound Recordist – Chalermrat Kaweewattana
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