Krabi, 2562

Krabi, 2562

Greek Premiere

A woman of changing identity guides the viewers on a journey through Krabi’s history, folklore traditions, and iconic sites, in a hybrid structure that merges fiction, interviews and oral tradition into a fluid and sui generis experience. Past and present day (2562 by Thai Buddhist calendar standards) coexist in this southern Thailand’s paradise, soon to be devoured by rampant consumerism and invasive tourism. In one instance, a prehistoric couple exists alongside Krabi’s tourists, going about their daily lives oblivious to the millennia flow. Shot on Super 16, a playful and ambitious reflection on the notions of time, place, and memory.

Screening Schedule

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Cinematography: Leung Ming Kai, Ben Rivers
Editing: Aacharee Ungsriwong
Sound: Chalermrat Kaweewattana
Actors: Siraphun Wattanajinda, Arak Amornsupasiri, Primrin Puarat, Nuttawat Attasawat, Atchara Suwan, Lieng Leelatiwanon
Production: Electric Eel Films, Ben Rivers Limited
Producers: Maenum Chagasik
Executive producer: Xie Meng, Primrin Puarat, Andy Starke, Wan Sophonpanich
Sets: Parinda Moong
Format: DCP
Color: Color
Production Country: Thailand, UK
Production Year: 2019
Duration: 94΄
Contact: Rediance,

Anocha Suwichakornpong

Thai director Anocha Suwichakornpong holds a Master of Fine Arts, majoring in Film, from Columbia University in New York. Her thesis film Graceland was screened at the Cannes Film Festival. Her debut feature Mundane History won the VPRO Tiger award at the Rotterdam International Film Festival. The director’s sophomore film By the Time it Gets Dark had its premiere at the London Film Festival.


2006 Graceland (short)
2010 Breakfast Lunch Dinner
2016 Dao khanong | By the Time It Gets Dark
2019 Krabi, 2562 (doc)

Ben Rivers


2006 This is My Land (short)
2008 A, Liberty! (short)
2011 Two Years at Sea
2013 A Spell To Ward Off The Darkness (co-direction)
2015 The Sky Trembles and The Earth Is Afraid and The Two Eyes Are Not Brothers (fiction)
2016 Urth (short)
2019 Ghost Strata