KRABI, 2562 - LE

KRABI, 2562 - LE

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(Ben Rivers & Anocha Suwichakornpong, 2019)
Release date: 28 September 2020
Limited Edition Blu-ray (World Blu-ray Premiere)

In the town of Krabi, a popular tourist destination in southern Thailand, the pre-historic, the recent past and the contemporary capitalist world awkwardly collide. The town’s local folklore and histories are promoted as attractions to tourists and commercial filmmakers, while the traditional labour force is muted and hidden from the tourists’ eyes. A nameless character, whose identity continually changes, explores various sites and meets people that capture Krabi in its current state. As fact and fiction merge, the mysterious woman slowly disappears into the fabric of the narrative, and time slips between ancient and modern. A dreamlike mystery, uncovering layers of Krabi to understand how humans change a landscape.
 

LIMITED EDITION BLU-RAY SPECIAL FEATURES

  • High Definition presentation
  • Original 5.1 surround sound and 2.0 stereo audio tracks
  • Audio commentary with directors Ben Rivers and Anocha Suwichakornpong (2020)
  • Deleted scene (3 mins)
  • Mahasajan Phapphyon (2020, mins): perpetual loop of a sequence excerpted from the film
  • Ghost Strata (2019, 46 mins): diary film by Rivers, featuring behind-the-scenes footage from the making of Krabi, 2562
  • The Ambassadors (2018, 10 mins): Rivers and Suwichakornpong’s first collaboration, commissioned by the 2018 Thai Biennale
  • Nightfall (2016, 16 mins): short film by Suwichakornpong and Tulapop Saenjaroen, chronicling a day in the life of a nameless woman as she navigates Singapore
  • Jai (2007, 15 mins): short film by Suwichakornpong blurring the lines between documentary and fiction
  • Sound Pieces by Ernst Karel (2019, 136 mins): nine works by the sound designer of Krabi, 2562, utilising recordings made during the film’s production
  • Theatrical trailer
  • Image gallery: behind-the-scenes photography
  • Optional English translation subtitles
  • Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing
  • Limited edition exclusive 36-page booklet containing writing on the film by Phoebe Campion, an interview with Ben Rivers and Anocha Suwichakornpong, notes on the short films, Ernst Karel on his sound pieces, and film credits
  • Limited edition of 3,000 copies

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BBFC cert: U
REGION FREE
EAN: 5060697921106