or maybe someone here can link me to an interview where he has something interesting to say?
am I the only one here who thinks he's not good at interviews? maybe he doesn't know how to translate his ideas into english or something but Im just not feeling what he says about his films
I think that Apichatpong Weerasethakul is one of the most interesting filmmakers working nowadays, more than a style, he has a vision that goes through time and space in a very certain way, like if it was doing a kind of magic surgery...
Beautiful "Ashes". I just love some scenes, the kaleidoscope-like sequence and the fireworks. The music so tender and the story.
I just watched Uncle Boonmee, but aside from some beautiful sequences (especially with the ghosts and in the cave at the end) I just found it boring. Are any of Joe's other films worth watching? Tropical Malady looks interesting. But from my experience with Uncle Boonmee I felt like the things he does right gets bogged down in pacing that's too dragged out.
No other filmmaker, at least none of them I know, owned this decade as much as Joe in terms of quality and quantity. Love him.
It seems appropriate that he'd originally trained as an architect, for one of the more defining elements is his emphasis on space and structures. How they're subject to the elements, impose order, isolate and encompass all at once. I do not understand his work, having seen so little, but I now know I'm witness to something special. Great filmmakers should elude and lead us through the wild of their imaginations.
If Satayajit Ray, Akira Kurosawa, and Yasujiro Ozu had a love orgy, the byproduct would be Apichatpong Weerasethakul. I think.
This looks very promising: http://www.kickthemachine.com/works/Boat%20project/Are%20We%20There%20Yet.html