By The Time It Gets Dark

This film is my love letter to cinema.
— Anocha Suwichakornpong
This is a cinema that is far from the idea of the documentary, a cinema that exalts its proper essence: imagination.
— Filmexplorer
By The Time It Gets Dark is not an easy film to wrap your head around, but the feeling of loss, doubt and suffocated hope is right there.
— Kong Rithdee

Thailand, Netherlands, France, Qatar  ·  2016  ·  105' ·  Thai

A film director and her muse who was a student activist in the 1970s, a waitress who keeps changing jobs, an actor and an actress, all live loosely connected to each other by almost invisible threads. The narrative sheds its skin several times to reveal layer upon layer of the complexities that make up the characters’ lives.

Directed by Anocha Suwichakornpong

Starring Arak AmornsupasiriAtchara SuwanVisra Vichit VadakanInthira CharoenpuraRassami PaoluengtongPenpak SirikulApinya SakuljaroensukWaywiree IttianunkulNatdanai Wangsiripaisarn

World Premiere: Locarno International Film Festival

Toronto International Film Festival
Hamburg Film Festival
Vancouver International Film Festival
BFI London Film Festival
Festival du Nouveau Cinema (Montreal) 
Busan International Film Festival
Qcinema Festival (Manila) 
Hong Kong Asian Film Festival
London East Asian Film Festival
Seminci — Valladolid International Film Festival
Thessaloniki International Film Festival
Taipei Golden Horse
Mar del Plata
IFFI (International Film Festival of India — Goa) 
Singapore Film Festival
International Film Festival Rotterdam
Goteborg Film Festival
Bengaluru International Film Festival
Istanbul Independent Film Festival
Ficunam (Mexico) 
Osaka Asian Film Festival
Cambodia International Film Festival
New Directors/New Films (New York) 
Borderlines Film Festival (UK) 
Festival Film Festival Prague — Febiofest
Lichter International Film Festival
Wales One World Film Festival
Belfast Film Festival
Lucca Film Festival
San Francisco International Film Festival
ST Paul Minneapolis Film Festival
Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival
Seattle International Film Festival
Bangkok Asean Film Festival
Festival Internacional De Cine De El Palomar
Halifax Independent Filmmakers Festival
Transilvania International Film Festival
Curitiba Int'l Film Festival — Olhar de Cinema
Sydney Film Festival
Bogota International Film Festival
First International Film Festival Xining
New Horizons Film Festival
Melbourne International Film Festival
Fukuoka International Film Festival — Focus on Asia
New Horizon International Film Festival (Poland)
Festival de Cine Fine Arts (Dominican Republic)
Cape Town International Film Festival

Festival Awards:
Best Film (New Talent Award) — Hong Kong Asian Film Festival
Special Citation — QCinema
Special Mention — Osaka Asian Film Festival
Best Picture — Lucca Film Festival
Grand Jury Prize — First International Film Festival Xining

Best Picture, Best Director, Best Editing — Subhannahong (Thailand National Film Awards)
Best Picture, Best Director — Bangkok Critics Assembly Awards
Best Picture, Best Director — Thai Film Directors Association Awards
Best Picture, Best Director — Kom Chad Luek Awards
Best Director — Starpics Awards
Thai Film of the Year — Bioscope Awards

Theatrical Releases:
Thailand — December 8, 2016
U.S. — April 14, 2017
U.K. and Ireland — June 16, 2017

** The list does not include screenings held at institutions such as museums, universities, or other alternative screening spaces.


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