Apichatpong Weerasethakul, il grande regista tailandese, Palma d’Oro col suo ultimo Zio Boonmee, torna sulla Croisette, a sorpresa non in concorso con il suo nuovo film, Cemetery of Splendour.
In Khon Kaen a lonesome middle-aged housewife tends a soldier with sleeping sickness and falls into a hallucination that triggers strange dreams, phantoms, and romance.
La sinossi ufficiale richiama immediatamente lo stile originalissimo e onirico del regista che ha dichiarato: “I write this film as a rumination on Thailand, a feverish nation. It will be the first film that takes place entirely in my hometown, Khon Kaen. It’s also a very personal portrait of the places that have latched onto me like parasites – the elementary school, the hospital, the library, the lake. Like the sleepers in this film, I shun the malady of reality, and together we take refuge in dreams of forever.”