Homogeneous, Empty Time (2017) | SEA of Sadness

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Homogeneous, Empty Time (2017)
Original Title: Soon-ya kal สุญกาล
Director: Thunska Pansittivorakul, Harit Srikhao
Runtime: 104 minutes
Country: Thailand, Germany
Language: Thai with English subtitles
Rating: R21 (Mature Content)

17 Aug, Sat - 8PM

Shot between the 2014 military coup in Thailand and the death of King Adulyadej in 2016, the film explores the rising nationalism across the country, as military leaders consolidated their grip on society by manipulating public information and imprisoning countless political opponents. But on what does this contended “nation” rest? Viewing Thailand’s ideological predicament through the lens of the eponymous concept (derived from Walter Benjamin’s ‘On the Concept of History’), the film observes various communities―from Buddhists to Muslims, military cadets to Christian boarding-school pupils―who, despite their differing political and religious opinions, share a “homogeneous consciousness” in their boundless confidence in the royal monarchy, which to them exists as if outside the present (“empty time”).

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About SEA of Sadness
2- 28 Aug | Oldham Theatre

With more than 20 years’ experience working on Southeast Asian cinema as a senior programmer at the Rotterdam International Film Festival, Gertjan Zuilhof has developed close relationships with many of the region’s filmmakers and affinities with their works. The SEA of Sadness programme is a culmination of his curatorial experience. Previously presented at the 2018 edition of the Taiwan International Documentary Festival, the programme is now being presented for the first time in Southeast Asia at the Asian Film Archive.

The films selected for the programme include classic masterpieces as well as contemporary work from promising young directors; both feature-length films and shorts; and works of all genres, ranging from “pure” documentary to fiction films and experimental videos. These films represent the high quality of original work produced in Southeast Asia over the last two decades.

The sadness indicated in the title of the programme does not mean only that the films are concerned with sadness as an emotion, but also that they are sensitive, personal, and made with genuine feeling, delving deep into the memories and hopes of the people in the countries they were made in.
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