Apitchatpong and crew were kind to be present for the Q&A with the audience at the SGIFF screening. He remarked that he was growing frustrated with the political climate in his home country, and was reluctant to screen it over there. A meditation on sleep and the intertwining of past/present. Sleeping as an escape from the present; as an act of waiting; as a form of resistance; as an expression of powerlessness.
The third act completely falls apart, and even the first two parts of the film feels so inadequate in relating the complexity of love-triangle relationships. For a fantastic love-triangle film, see Hong's 'Oki's Movie'. As a commentary on tradition-modernity, it's incomparable to the rest of the director's work. A major disappointment.