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The Edge of Daybreak
Phayasohk phiyohkyam

Director(s): Taiki SakpisitTH, CH115 min.2021
59%(15 ratings)
Accessibilitynot suitable for minors under 15 years of age
LanguagesThai (orig.)
SubtitlesEnglish, slovak
Black and white / colourblack & white

Student uprisings and a military coup form the historical background to a suffocating family chronicle marked by psychological trauma, violence, and a guilt complex. An impending sense of doom permeates monochromatic shots of desolate, deserted towns, creating an eerie shadow theatre. The dark soundtrack, minimal action, and slow pace evoke a hypnotic state. The characters seem trapped in an emotional paralysis in which the past and present merge into an endless nightmare. But in the end, the sun crosses the shadows: is this a sign or symbol of a potential change?

Taiki Sakpisito's feature debut The Edge of Daybreak won the FIPRESCI Award at the Rotterdam IFF. IMDb trailer
Projection of The Edge of Daybreak at IFF Art Film 2023
Love & Anarchy
19. Jun
Film was already screened
20. Jun
Film was already screened