30.09. - 09.10.2021

Krabi, 2562 Thailand, United Kingdom 2019 | 93 min | OV with English subtitles | Colour | FF 2019

Ben Rivers

BEN RIVERS (*1972) is a British director whose work moves between art and experimental cinema. 

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
HYBRID A tourist hotspot becomes the place where geological eras merge We’re in Krabi in Southern Thailand. The year is 2562 – according to the Buddhist calendar. Once upon a time, Leonardo DiCaprio shot The Beach here. Today, modern capitalism in the form of tourism and advertising meets local folklore and a prehistoric settlement history. Directors Ben Rivers and Anocha Suwitchakornpong remove the borders separating the various layers of history and make them merge. A woman with a variable identity leads the audience through Krabi in magical 16mm pictures.
Original title: Krabi, 2562
Film type: Hybrid
Original language: Thai, English
Section: Asia Express
Language and subtitles: OV with English subtitles
Director: Ben Rivers, Anocha Suwichakornpong
Cast: Siraphun Wattanajinda, Arak Amornsupasiri, Primrin Puarat, Nuttawat Attasawat, Atchara Suwan, Lieng Leelatiwanon
Producer: Maenum Chagasik, Andy Starke
Director of Photography: Ming Kai Leung, Ben Rivers
Production Design:
Editor: Aacharee Ungsriwong
Sound: 0
Costume design:
Commissioning Editor:
Format: dcp
German Distributor:
World Sales: Rediance
Production: Electric Eel Films; Ben Rivers Limited
Contact: Sales Contact: Meng Xu,; Festivals Contact: Jing Xu,


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