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Critics reviews
Krabi, 2562
Ben Rivers, Anocha Suwichakornpong United Kingdom, 2019
Through its meditative exploration of landscape as locus for mystery, memory and deep time, KRABI subtly unsettles the forms and intentions of ethnographic documentary and cinematic ‘recovery’, offering itself as a record of material witnessing that prompts urgent questions about the ways in which place and its inhabitants are irrevocably altered by the act of filmmaking.
June 23, 2020
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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 string of ambiguously connected vignettes, Anocha Suwichakornpong and Ben Rivers’s Krabi, 2562 has a diaphanous flutter and quicksilver evasiveness.
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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