It was the first time I shot with a video camera. I originally planned to document a hospital in my hometown. But when testing the camera, I noticed a reflection of the windows on the television screen.
The movement of my body while holding the camera effected the movement on the videoscreen. The effect cannot be seen by naked eyes because it resulted from the frequency, refresh rate of the screen. Windows is an improvisation using a little physical movement to capture natural phenomena through the camera eye’s mechanism.
While shooting and viewing it afterwards, I felt this segment was the most complete and had many stories in it. —Kick the Machine
Apichatpong “Joe” Weerasethakul (Thai: อภิชาติพงศ์ วีระเศรษฐกุล; born July 16, 1970) is a Thai independent film director, screenwriter, and film producer. His feature films include Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives, winner of the prestigious 2010 Cannes Film Festival Palme d’Or prize; Tropical Malady, which won a jury prize at the 2004 Cannes Film Festival; Blissfully Yours, which won the top prize in the Un Certain Regard program at the 2002 Cannes Film Festival; and Syndromes and a Century, which premiered at the 63rd Venice Film Festival and was the first Thai film to be entered in competition there.
Working outside the strict confines of the Thai film studio system, Weerasethakul has directed several features and dozens of short films. Themes reflected in his films (frequently discussed in interviews) include dreams, nature, sexuality (including his own homosexuality), and Western perceptions of Thailand and Asia, and his films… read more