Thai director Anocha Suwichakornpong's ethereal Mundane History has been widely praised as one of the most startling and original feature film debuts of recent years. This seemingly ordinary, astutely structured Thai family drama is a film with cosmic aspirations. The story of a paralyzed son, his elusive father and the male nurse hired to take care of the wheelchair-bound patient, it parallels the emotional dynamic of a single home with the tumult of an entire country. Like its dichotomic title, the film gradually expands outwards to morph into a philosophical and hallucinogenic meditation about our place in the universe. Beautiful, strange and as mysterious as life itself.