Film on the Rocks

Posted on July 27, 2011


Film on the Rocks is an immersive annual showcase and dialogue for art and film, under the theme Evolve Back to Nature to take place at Six Senses Yao Noi, Beyond Phuket from December 16th – 20th 2011.

Film on the Rocks will be 4 days and 3 nights of film showcase, local activities and conversation.  Dictated by nature, the screenings will be informed by the tides, the activities will embrace Yao Noi and her neighbouring islands, whilst conversation will stem from interaction with locals.

Tilda Swinton, Cultural Activist and Producer and Apichatpong Weerasethakul, Filmmaker and Winner of the 2010 Palme d’Or will curate the inaugural Film on the Rocks. Ms. Swinton and Mr. Weerasethakul will present film titles to be screened on the rocks of Phang Nga Bay, under the stars.

Activities and conversation will take place with the participation of Waris Ahluwalia, Jefferson Hack, Andre Saraiva, Olympia Le Tan and others together with local villagers and sea gypsies of Yao Noi. In addition, Film on the Rocks will be hosting residencies each year at Six Senses Yao Noi. This year, emerging filmmakers will be chosen by Mr. Weerasethakul and their works will be premiered at Film on the Rocks.

Film on the Rocks aspires to be an alternative platform upon which different worlds converge, to start a dialogue with not only each other, but also the environment. It proposes to do so by bringing luminaries together to Yao Noi, an island detached from common big city concerns to reflect upon the notion of shared experiences.

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Film on the Rocks will be the first event of its kind, taking place at Six Senses Yao Noi. Yao Noi sits at the epicentre of the most fantastical locations and iconic moments in cinema history.  Film on the Rocks will be a source of creativity and not just a backdrop to these moments. Six Senses has pioneered the idea of intelligent luxury and environmentally sustainable eco-tourism.  It also continues to support cultural exchanges on its properties worldwide.

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