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Our Conversation with Apichatpong Weerasethakul

Originally published in Ink 19 on Oct 31, 2016

As part of his recent week-long visit to Los Angeles sponsored by the Los Angeles Filmforum, Film at REDCAT, and CalArts Film/Video, during which he taught classes and screened his globally acclaimed features at The Cinefamily and the Aero Theatre, director Apichatpong Weerasethakul visited the Billy Wilder Theater at the UCLA Film and Television Archive to take part in a two-night complete retrospective of his rarely screened short films. 3,982 more words


Mysterious Object at Noon (ดอกฟ้าในมือมาร, Apichatpong Weerasethakul, 2000)

Apichatpong Weerasethakul started as he meant to go on with his debut feature, straddling the borders between art film and surrealist exercise. A cinematic riff on the classic “exquisite corpse” game, Mysterious Object at Noon (ดอกฟ้าในมือมาร, Dokfa Nai Meuman) is equal parts neorealist odyssey and commentary on the human need for constructed narrative (something which the film itself consistently rejects). 599 more words


Mysterious Object At Noon (2000) ★★★

Many people have been telling me that they would interact with this blog more often, but they have often not seen the films being reviewed, or find them too inaccessible. 601 more words


2016: My Year in Film

Since I don’t see enough new movies each year to justify a top ten list, I thought it’d be more fitting to put together a diary entry of sorts to close out the year 2016. 1,393 more words

Abbas Kiarostami

Best of 2016: #6. Cemetery of Splendor (Apichatpong Weerasethakul)

6. Cemetery of Splendor. Apichatpong Weerasethakul. Thailand/UK/France/Germany/Malaysia/South Korea/Mexico/USA/Norway.

Putting into words my feelings and thoughts toward any of Apichatpong Weerasethakul’s films has always been difficult. 231 more words


Best movies 2016

As everyone has already noted many times, it was a pretty terrible year all around. As far as movies go, it’s difficult to tell if it was any worse or any better than average. 1,959 more words


Film Arts in Thailand – initial comments

Some initial responses regarding:

Dear Joachim,

Thank you so much for sharing your field research with me. You’ve captured the overall picture of the independent filmmaking scene in Thailand nicely. 188 more words