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By The Time It Gets Dark (Dao khanong)
Writer-director Anocha Suwichakornpong meditates on the military-led killings of student demonstrators in October 1976 in Bangkok - now referred to as the Thassanat University massacre - in this reflective drama, which replays scenes from different perspectives, adding layers of fiction to real-life devastation. Director Ann (Visra Vichit-Vadakan) is preparing to make a film about the massacre and turns to middle-aged writer Taew (Rassami Paoluengton) for assistance. She took part in the ill-fated student demonstrations in the 1970s and has haunting first hand memories of the incident. As Ann interviews Taew, the monumental scale of the task ahead becomes frighteningly clear. Meanwhile, handsome model turned actor Peter (Arak Amornsupasiri) arrives for a meeting with Ann to discuss the script for her project.