Asian Next Wave Competition

By The Time It Gets Dark

Diector: Anocha Suwichakornpong
Producer: Edward Gunawan, Pete Smithsuth
Scriptwriter: Anocha Suwichakornpong
Director of Photography: Ming-Kai Leung
Cast: Arak Amornsupasiri, Atchara Suwan, Visra Vichit-Vadakan, Rassami Paoluengtong, Apinya Sakuljaroensuk
10/17 Mon 6:00P Gateway Cineplex 1
10/20 Thu 8:30P Trinoma Mall Cinema 1


By the Time it Gets Dark encompasses multiple stories of Thailand whose connections are as spiritual as they are incidental. We meet a pair of actors whose paths take them in very different directions. We meet a young waitress serving breakfast at an idyllic country caf​é​, only to later find her employed in the busy dining room of a river cruise ship. And we meet a filmmaker interviewing an older woman whose life was transformed by the political activism of her student years and the Thammasat University massacre of 1976.

About the Director:

Anocha Suwichakornpong is a film director and producer from Thailand. She received her MFA from Columbia University. Her films include the shorts Graceland and Overseas, which she co-directed with Wichanon Somunjarn, and the feature Mundane History. By the Time it Gets Dark is her second feature film.