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The Cave
Institute of Contemporary Arts

The Cave, dir. Tom Waller, Thailand-Ireland  2019, 104 min.

Bangkok-born, Thai-Irish writer-director Tom Waller has beaten several planned Hollywood projects in the race to dramatise last summer’s global headline-grabbing rescue of the Wild Boars boys football team from Tham Luang cave. They were trapped with their coach for 18 days during the monsoon season. Far more than just a plucky domestic production, The Cave captures the complex character of the massive international rescue effort by having several of the real-life volunteer heroes from around the world play themselves. You’ll be cheering on local engineering expert Pooyai Tun as he battles bureaucratic odds to deliver crucial water draining turbo pumps in the nick of time, while Irish cave diving specialist Jim Warny ensures that the film’s claustrophobic underwater scenes exude a clammy docudrama authenticity.
12:30 pm
Sat, 12 Oct 2019
Cinema 1

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