Fireworks (Archives)

19 September 2019

Run Time

7 mins
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Two figures silently cross the frame in a nocturnal site filled with stone animals. Flashes of light radiate from the screen then fold back into the dense darkness, while an archival photograph shows a revolutionary whose last words prior to his execution were ‘dictatorship shall fall, democracy shall prevail’. This place, Weerasethakul says, is a manifestation of revolt. Free at heart, but forced to struggle, and to dream.

Fireworks (Archives)

Fireworks (Archives) is Apichatpong Weerasethakul’s offering to the potent spirits of his home region, shot in the sculpture park of a little-known nonconformist temple in the northeast of Thailand.

Two figures silently cross the frame in a nocturnal site filled with stone animals. Flashes of light radiate from the screen then fold back into the dense darkness, while an archival photograph shows a revolutionary whose last words prior to his execution were ‘dictatorship shall fall, democracy shall prevail’. This place, Weerasethakul says, is a manifestation of revolt. Free at heart, but forced to struggle, and to dream.

Production Year

2014

Director

Countries

Subtitle Language

English