as part of Decolonizing the Screen film review
Krabi, 2562, directed by Ben Rivers, Anocha Suwichakornpong, Thailand/United Kingdom, 2019, 94'
Krabi in 2562 (according to the Gregorian calendar, it is 2019). A stunning city on the coast of southwestern Thailand, where beautiful beaches and lush greenery are trampled by crowds of tourists every year. In the film, the city is seen through the eyes of a woman who introduces herself in many different ways and absorbs the local history as well as the stories told by the inhabitants. However, her perspective is neither that of a Westerner nor of a local.
Krabi, 2562 is a joint project by film auteurs Anocha Suwichakornpong and Ben Rivers. Their divergent styles merge to form a delicate and surrealist amalgam of documentary and fiction, in which the faraway past runs along the present.
Screening on MOJEeKINO.PL