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A filmmaker works on a screenplay about the 1976 massacre of students at Thammasat University in Bangkok, which is based on the accounts of a survivor whom she meets in a house in northern Thailand. The second feature-length film of the Thai filmmaker Anocha Suwichakornpong (*1976), DAO KHANONG (By the Time It Gets Dark, TH 2016) takes this constellation to develop a fascinating form that combines reenactments of the past, images of making pictures, mushroom hunting and telekinesis, a popstar-actor and a wanderer between worlds to reflect on the representation of traumatic historical events in cinema. How should Hiroshima be represented was a question once asked by Japanese director Nobohiro Suwa, who turns up in his H STORY (JP/F 2001), which will be shown complementarily as the Director’s Choice, as a filmmaker attempting without success to make a (fictional) remake of Alain Resnais’ Hiroshima mon amour. (bik) (9.9)

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