Previously at the ICA - Films
13 Jun 2017 – 13 Jul 2017
The screening on Tuesday 13 June will be followed by a Q&A with Dr May Adadol Ingawanij (Reader in Visual Culture, Centre for Research and Education in Arts and Media (CREAM), University of Westminster)
Taking the Thammasat University massacre of 1976 as its starting point, By the Time it Gets Dark is a beguiling and dizzying second feature by Anocha Suwichakornpong (Mundane History). The lives of a documentary filmmaker and her subject, a former a student activist, a waitress who constantly drifts from one job to another, and an actor and an actress are all loosely connected, hinging on a series of almost invisible threads, while the narrative doesn’t fail to surprise as it unfolds, layer upon layer.
The film intricately weaves together notions of memory, the political and the cinematic, offering a bold exploration into film and the possibilities of cinema itself.
Supported by the Centre for Research and Education in Arts and Media (CREAM), University of Westminster
This work contains flashing images which may affect viewers who are susceptible to photosensitive epilepsy
By the Time it Gets Dark, dir. Anocha Suwichakornpong, Thailand 2016, 106mins