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Cemetery of Splendour Reviewed in The Guardian

Posted on November 10, 2015

Apichatpong Weerasethakul, Courtesy of Kick the Machine Films
Photo Courtesy of Kick the Machine Films


In a recent article for The Guardian, Peter Bradshaw praised Apichatpong Weerasethakul’s most recent film Cemetery of Splendour as a “drift off into another world that teasingly blends the spiritual and the mundane,” deadpan humorous, and “a strange film in its way… but there is something sublime in it.”

Regardless of the film’s greatness, another article explains Weerasethakul’s announcement that, “I won’t censor my work for Thailand.” Due to the current censorship by the ruling of military government, the artist-filmmaker explained he will not be showing Cemetery of Splendour in Thailand – despite the country as the film’s setting – for fear that he would have to exercise self-censorship.

“And I am sad to see that I don’t have any power or rights to speak, because I know if I speak, harm will come to me.”


To read Peter Bradshaw’s full review, visit The Guardian’s website, here, and read more on the artist’s decision not to show Cemetery of Splendour in Thailand, here.

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