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On The Line: RAILWAY SLEEPERS

Part of On The Line
Dir: Sompot Chidgasornpongse
Thailand / 2016 / 102mins

"demonstrates the beauty in observation. ...the ultimate people-watching scenario." - Vox Magazine

When trains were first introduced to Thailand in the 1890’s, they were seen as a step towards progress and prosperity but instead, the train system remained frozen in time due to corruption and inefficient management.

First time director Sompot Chidgasornpongse guides us from the north to the south of the country and as his camera moves through the carriages, we observe the passengers on board. Foreign tourists raise toasts in first class while traders selling food weave through the back wagons which are rammed with people.

A contemplative study of Thailand accompanied by the contact rattling of the wheels, Railway Sleepers takes you on a journey along the edge of modernity and nostalgia

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Part of On The Line (25th - 28th August) a new season focusing on films which traverse the railways of the world.

Book Tickets

Date: Sun 27 Aug 2017 - Wed 20 Sep 2017
Price: £9 (£7 conc)
There are currently no screenings of this film.

PLEASE NOTE: THERE WILL BE NO ADVERTS PLAYED BEFORE FILMS IN THE BERTHA DOCHOUSE SCREEN. ALL FEATURES WILL START PROMPTLY FOLLOWING A SELECTION OF TRAILERS.