Asian Next Wave Competition
By The Time It Gets Dark
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 café, 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.