Previously at the ICA - Films
5 Aug 2017 – 10 Aug 2017
Railway Sleepers explores the close connection between Thai people and the Thai railway, a celebration and record of what it is like to live in Thailand today. Through various activities and scenes inside and outside these moving vehicles, the film turns the train into the microcosm of life in Thailand during this changing time.
With mundane talk, onboard walks, outward gazes, exchanged glances, sitting and sleeping, the film takes the audience to experience a two-day, two-night trip from the north to the south of the country. As the train’s rhythm synchronizes with the mechanism of the movie camera, the long history of the Thai railroad is encapsulated in this moving entity, while we become passengers of light.
Railway Sleepers, dir. Sompot Chidgasornpongse, Thailand 2017, 102 minutes