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.
Anocha Suwichakornpong , born in 1976 is a film director, producer and screenwriter from Thailand. She graduated from the MFA film program at Columbia University. Her first feature, ‘Mundane History’ won the Tiger Award at Rotterdam. 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. ‘By the Time It Gets Dark’ is her second feature film.