Asian Studies Film Series. On Thursday, November 17, from 5-7:30 pm, join Dr. Sean Allan in Maxwell Library, Room 013 for a screening and discussion of Thai film Syndromes and a Century, directed by Apichatpong Weerasethakul.
"Set in two different hospitals, one set 40 years ago and the other in present day, Syndromes and a Century is based on director Apichatpong Weerasethakul's recollections of life growing up around hospitals with his doctor parents…The film…switches time periods halfway through and the exact same events from the first half of the film play out from the opposite angle at which they were shot in the film's earlier half. …Syndromes and a Century often feels like something out of another life, especially in its juxtaposition of the two time periods, which despite their distance in time share striking similarities.
"Syndromes and a Century is a fleeting shadow, an elusive memory fading as the mind slips into sleep, a long lost lover reborn in a dream. It is a film of great and subtle beauty, that…will linger in the memory like the strange and random moments that we never forget, and can never quite understand why." -- Mattie Lucas, From the Front RowThe Asian Studies Film Series is open to the BSU Community and the public. Classes are welcome.