By The Time It Gets Dark

Dao Khanong


*Filmmaker and Cast in Attendance


A filmmaker interviews her subject, a former political activist during the time of the 1976 Thammasat University massacre. In another setting, a waitress jumps from one job to another, while a third segment brings a pair of former lovers together.

As the narrative thread fragments and fold back into itself, it tantalisingly reveals the layers of complexities and elusiveness that harks back to the true nature of our lives, memories and sense of history. Haunted by the spectre of the past, the film has an unsettling resonance with the current reality of life in Thailand.


  • web-2-bttigd-director Anocha Suwichakornpong graduated and received the Hollywood Foreign Press Association Fellowship from Columbia University, New York. Her thesis film, Graceland (2006), was the first Thai short to be included in the Official Selection at Cannes Film Festival. Her first feature, Mundane History (2010), has screened at film festivals worldwide and won the Tiger Award in Rotterdam and Best Director in Mumbai.
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