“Cemetery of Splendour” Trailer

Director: Apichatpong Weerasethakul

Starring: Jenjira Pongpas, Banlop Lomnoi, Jarinpattra Rueangram

Synopsis: As soldiers in the jungle fall victim to a sleeping sickness, volunteers and doctors shelter the victims and tend to their ailments as spirits, hallucinations, and long-lost secrets span reality and fantasy.

Notes: If you’re familiar with Apichatpong Weerasethakul’s work, then you’re already prepared for a slow-paced but atmospheric journey into surreal metaphors and themes. It will be exciting to see how he follows up his latest award-winning film “Uncle Boonme Who Can Recall His Past Lives,” another project which involved the symbolism of jungles and hauntingly imaginative spirits. This trailer gives us a taste of the fluid style he’s known for, and though there’s not a single spoken word of dialogue or human interaction, the imagery of people placed throughout nature and mechanical life support systems already evokes a sense of life and mortality.