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Krabi, 2562 (still) 2019, Co-directed with Anocha Suwichakornpong, 16 mm, colour, sound, 93 mins
© Ben Rivers, Anocha Suwichakornpong


Krabi, 2562

Ben Rivers film cycle

Tuesday 21 November 2023 • 7:00 PM

Jeu de Paume – Paris

With an introduction of author Gina Apostol. With Ben Rivers and Antoine Thirion.

films screened

The Ambassadors
Co-directed by Anocha Suwichakornpong, 2018, 16 mm, black and white, sound, 9 mins, original version, English subtitles
Krabi, 2562
Co-directed by Anocha Suwichakornpong, 2019, 16 mm, colour, sound, 93 mins, original version, English subtitles

In the town of Krabi, a popular tourist destination in southern Thailand, prehistory, the recent past, and the contemporary capitalist world collide. The town’s folklore and history are presented as tourist attractions, while the local population and workforce are practically invisible. An unnamed protagonist, whose identity continually changes, explores various sites, and meets people who illustrate the current condition of Krabi. As reality and fiction merge, a woman slowly disappears into the narrative, and time slips between the ancient and the modern.