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A film director and her muse who was a student activist in the 1970s, a waitress who keeps changing jobs, an actor and an actress, all live loosely connected to each other by almost invisible threads. The narrative sheds its skin several times to reveal layer upon layer of the complexities that make up the characters’ lives.

Original title: Dao Khanong  English title: By the time it gets dark Country: Thailand, France, Qatar, Benelux Production year: 2016 Format: DCP Son: 5.1 Length: 105' Aspect ratio: 1:1.85 Frame rate: 24fps



Arak Amornsupasiri, Apinya Sakuljaroensuk, Atchara Suwan, Waywiree Ittianunkul


Director: Anocha Suwichakornpong Screenwriters: Anocha Suwichakornpong Production Company: Electric Eel Films Co-Production Companies: VS Service, Survivance World sales: Luxbox DOP: Ming Kai Leung Costume design: Rujirumpai Mongkol Art director: Parinda Moongmaiphol, Vikrom Janpanus Editors: Lee Chatametikool, Machima Ungsriwon Sound: Akritchalerm Kalayanamitr Music: Wuttipong Leetrakul



Jury Special Mention

Osaka Asian Film Festival
Special Mention Award


anocha suwichakornpong

Director/ Screenwriter 

Anocha Suwichakornpong is a film director and producer from Thailand. Her first feature, ‘Mundane History' won the Tiger Award at Rotterdam. She is currently working on her second feature, ‘By the Time It Gets Dark', which won the Prince Claus Fund from CineMart and received financial support from Ministry of Culture (Thailand), as well as Hubert Bals Fund and Doha Film Institute. She has also produced “In April the Following Year, There Was a Fire” (IFFR 2012), “Concrete Clouds” (IFFR 2014), and “How to Win at Checkers (Every Time) screened at Berlinale 2015.




2016, By The Time It Gets Dark

2012, Overseas  (Short film)

2009,  Mundane History

2007,  Jai  (Short film)

2006, Graceland (Short film)


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