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Krabi, 2562

United Kingdom, Thailand, 2019


In the town of Krabi, a popular destination in Thailand, the local folklore and histories are promoted as attractions, while the labour force is hidden from the tourists’ eyes. A nameless character, whose identity continually changes, takes us around town to explore sites that capture Krabi now.

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Krabi, 2562 Directed by Ben Rivers, Anocha Suwichakornpong
As fact and fiction merge, a woman, once our ostensible guide, slowly disappears into the fabric of the narrative, opening up a rift between the ancient and the modern, a liminal zone from which Rivers and Suwichakornpong conjure any number of striking images as they reflexively interrogate notions of identity and cultural tourism.
May 29, 2020
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A distinct awareness of cinema, and the cinematic modes that the film drifts between, lends the film a sense of elegant mischief.
January 29, 2020
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Since Ben Rivers is credited as co-director, there could be the assumption that this is another “Ben Rivers film.” The many instances in this project where assumptions are wrong start here, because Rivers has completely given himself over to his collaborator, the gifted Anocha Suwichakornpong. [This is] surely one of the most fascinating and indelible movies to emerge from [Locarno 2019].
September 02, 2019
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