Krabi, 2562 Virtual Q&A with Ben Rivers and Jason Wood

Tom Grieve, Cinema Editor
In collaboration with MUBI, HOME invite audiences to an online Q&A to celebrate the release of Krabi, 2562.
HOME

Krabi, 2562 Virtual Q&A with Ben Rivers and Jason Wood at HOME Manchester, Manchester, 29 May 2020 - Book now

HOME might be physically closed, but the special events continue online as they invite you to watch Krabi, 2562 via MUBI, and then join them for an online Zoom Q&A with director Anocha Suwichakornpong and director and cinematographer Ben Rivers, hosted by Jason Wood, HOME’s Creative Director of Film

Experimental art-house auteurs Anocha Suwichakornpong and Ben Rivers join forces for a surreal, perplexing trip to Thailand in Krabi, 2562 (Krabi is the region in which the film is set, while the digits that follow refer to the year 2019 in the Buddhist calendar.) The film follows a sophisticated young woman (Siraphan Wattanajinda) — a market researcher or location scout depending upon who asks — as she explores beaches, shrines, and a local abandoned cinema before disappearing without a trace.

The co-directors approach this slight premise playfully, utilising non-professionals and documentary techniques to blur lines and provoke a sense of mystery. Lengthy shots of beautiful beaches — including the one from Danny Boyle’s The Beach — are intermingled with more surprising images, such as hazmat-suited scientists roaming around a tourist attraction, or Neaderthals hunting in the shallows.

A merging of sensibilities, Suwichakornpong (By the Time It Gets Dark) and Rivers (A Spell to Ward Off the Darkness) offer a mischievously meditative portrait of southwestern Thailand — past, present and future — that contrasts with the popular version sold to backpackers and holidaymakers.

Krabi, 2562 Virtual Q&A with Ben Rivers and Jason Wood at HOME Manchester, Manchester

29 May 2020 7:30 pm

Things to do right now

Powered by culturehosts
T'was the gig before Christmas at Z-arts
4 December 2022 11:00 am, from £9.00

T’was the gig before Christmas at Z-arts

Image credit: Maryna Makarenko, Sun-Eaters, 2022
Cinema Until 4 December 2022, from £5

HOME Artist Film Weekender 2022

Red Squirrel at Lightwaves
Festivals Until 4 December 2022, FREE

Lightwaves at Salford Quays

Cinema Until 8 December 2022, from £7.95

Aftersun at HOME

Elizabeth Gaskell's House garden. Photo by Chris Tucker
Literature Until 11 December 2022, from £4.50

Book sale at Elizabeth Gaskell’s House

Cinderella at Hope Mill Theatre
Families Until 11 December 2022, from £27.00

Cinderella at Hope Mill Theatre

Music Until 17 December 2022, from £5

RNCM Autumn Season

Melissa Wan
Literature Until 17 December 2022, from £7

Ghosts at the Old Library

Cinema Until 22 December 2022, from £20.00

Backyard Cinema

autumn season at z-arts
Families Until 30 December 2022, FREE

Autumn season at Z-arts

Families Until 30 December 2022, from £6.00

Glow at RHS Garden Bridgewater

OUTDOOR ART CLUB AT THE WHITWORTH
Childrens Until 31 December 2022, FREE

Outdoor Art Club at The Whitworth

skyliner
Activity Until 31 December 2022, from £9

Skyliner: Alternative Tours of Manchester