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RAILWAY SLEEPERS at Berlin Film Festival

Sun 2017-02-12 14:00 CinemaxX 6 (Press&Industry) (EN)
Wed 2017-02-15 21:30 Akademie der Künste, Hanseatenweg (EN)
Thu 2017-02-16 20:00 Arsenal 1 (EN)
Fri 2017-02-17 16:30 CineStar 8 (EN)
Sat 2017-02-18 22:00 CinemaxX 4 (EN)

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FEVER ROOM TPAM (Performing Arts Meeting in Yokohama)
11-15 February 2017

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The Serenity of Madness at MCAD, Manila
From 17 February 2017

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I remember as a schoolboy sitting in the dark watching a cartoon character succumb to malaria. He was bitten in the arm by a mosquito the size of his head. He trembled under the layers of blankets.

With civil unrest erupting repeatedly in Thailand in the course of the past decades, I have noticed that I started to sleep more. I have started to jot down my dreams. I have produced many movies, in dreams. In reality, people are being gunned down in the streets. Books are banned.

I write this film as a rumination on Thailand, a feverish nation. It will be the first film that takes place entirely in my hometown, Khon Kaen. It’s also a very personal portrait of the places that have latched onto me like parasites - the elementary school, the hospital, the library, the lake. Like the sleepers in this film, I shun the malady of reality, and together we take refuge in dreams of forever.

- Apichatpong Weerasethakul on Love in Khon Kaen


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