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
Apichatpong Weerasethakul's Top Ten Favorite Films: The Unchanging Sea (D.W. Griffith, 1910) Luk e-san (Son of the Northeast) (Vichit Kounavudhi, 1982) Women Workers Leaving the Factory (José Luis Torres Leiva, 2005) The Conversation (Francis Ford Coppola, 1974) Valentin de las Sierras (Bruce Baillie, 1971) Love Streams (John Cassavetes, 1984) Goodbye Dragon Inn (Ming-liang Tsai, 2003) Satantango (Bela Tarr, 1994) Salò, or the 120 Days of Sodom (Pier Palo Pasoloni, 1975) Chelsea Girls (Andy Warhol, 1966) http://facetsfeatures.blogspot.com/2010/05/apichatpong-weerasethakuls-faves-facets.html
I've never seen a film by him, but once I do, I hope I'm left indifferent by the work, because if I happen to like it, I'm gonna have a had time talking about and praising the director- because how do I pronounce his name? The same goes if I hate his work, how can I criticize a guy whose name I can't pronounce? So, I hope his works are mediocre, so I don't have to bother with him one way or another. I'm kidding. He just won the golden palm, so hopefully his work will become more accessible here in DK.
there is a great art installation by him in the National Film Theatre in London. http://www.animateprojects.org/films/by_date/2009/phantoms
Wow, I am so excited for "Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives" and "Utopia"! When, if ever, will Boonmee be released in America, do you think? http://www.animateprojects.org/films/by_date/2010/uncle_boonmee http://www.haf.org.hk/haf/pdf/project06/project24.pdf