30.09. - 09.10.2021

By the Time it gets Dark Thailand 2016 | 105 min | OV with English subtitles | Colour | FF 2016

Anocha Suwichakornpong

Thai director ANOCHA SUWITCHAKORNPONG (*1976) presented her film By the Time It Gets Dark at FILMFEST HAMBURG in 2016.

rated for 0 + years
A film-maker is writing a screenplay about a massacre of students in 1976. The basis is provided by the account by a former activist who journeys with her to the North of Thailand. This is where the woman had to flee to 40 years previously in order to survive. Somewhere else, a pop star meets an actress during a film project. And a innocuous waitress turns up at a suspiciously high number of different places. By the Time it Gets Dark is a film that keeps shedding its skin and revealing new levels, hitherto invisible connections through space and time. It reflects on memory and its representation, about the memory of places and their inhabitants.
Original title: Dao Khanong
Film type: Fiction Feature
Original language: Thai
Section: Asia Express
Language and subtitles: OV with English subtitles
Director: Anocha Suwichakornpong
Screenplay: Anocha Suwichakornpong
Cast: Arak Amornsupasiri, Atchara Suwan, Visra Vichit-Vadakan, Inthira Charoenpura, Soraya Nakasuwan
Producer: Soros Sukhum, Lee Chatametikool, Benjawan Somsin, Anocha Suwichakornpong
Director of Photography: Ming Kai Leung
Music: Wuttipong Leetrakul
Production Design: Parinda Moongmaiphol, Vikrom Janpanus
Editor: Lee Chatametikool, Machima Ungsriwong
Sound: 0
Costume design:
Commissioning Editor:
Format: dcp
German Distributor:
World Sales: Luxbox
Production: Electric Eel Films
Contact: Anne-Sophie Trintignac, Luxbox:


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