Definitely at the top of my most anticipated. Looks impressive.
Looks Blissfully Yours/ 2nd half of Tropical Malady-esque. I wonder if that is actually the sound track? Very intriguing.
I love this. I cannot wait to see it. :)
It looks quite good, but I can’t see it taking anything major with Tim Burton heading the jury. I’m still predicting Kiarostami for the big award while Another Year takes Grand Prix.
Looks incredible. Not surprised. I think it has a shot at the big prize, Burton came off as a submissive prez at the conference. Erice and Del Toro can teach him what’s what.
Adam, man, if THIS won the big prize, damn, man, that’d be awesome, seriously. I’d love it if Weerasethakul became, well, SOMEWHAT known. ;)
looks incredible. i must check out the rest of sir Weerasethakul’s filmography in the meantime.
Looks so incredible.
Wow, so excited about this. The sound in his films is always fantastic. I love the ghost elements and the beast in the jungle. Anyone heard about his other supposed future project, Utopia? Some sort of sci-fi thing. I’m so excited to see what he does next.
I can’t wait. Does anyone have any information on a possible U.S. release? That’s probably very wishful thinking, huh?
Franz, VERY wishful thinking. :( If it doesn’t come to Austin (I won’t be surprised), I’ll be pissed. :/
Yeah, what’s the deal with Joe in theaters?
I’m just getting into him, so I’m not sure if Syndromes or Tropical Malady was released. Do you guys think it’ll be released at all? If not, when are we going to be able to see it?!
The electronic score.
Can you reveal some details about Utopia, which I believe is your ‘dream project’?
AW: It’s a science fiction film. I started working on it many years ago, after Tropical Malady. It’s a big movie and it’s based on my experiences of studying in the United States. I want to have the Starship Enterprise from Star Trek in the department store Macys, but broken down, and have the store surrounded by a snow-covered landscape. I want to work with the original science fiction actors, who are now in their 50s or 60s, and have them play scientists in this landscape who discover this broken-down Enterprise ship. There is a parallel narrative about a monster that is the product of these humans. The whole movie is about my memories of the science fiction movies that I grew up with.
Johnny, on DVD, probably. :‘( All of his other features are on DVD. I’d love it to be released in theaters, though. Do you know what kind of experience that must be? :D
Zachary – Man, I figured as much. I would love to see it – and any/all of his other films- in theaters :(
KJ – Thank you for that, it sounds bizarre and wonderful.
Franz, hell yes. Talk about some kind of transcendental experience. :)
Oh my…now I have a new unreleased film to obsess over for the next year.
Robley, good to see you, sir! It’s been a long time. :D
Looks like the film screened today at Cannes! Check out this interview with Apichatpong:
Zac, it would be so special to see one of his films in the theater, especially Tropical Malady. Watching it on my tiny TV moved me so much that I can only image the effect seeing it on the big screen would have.
Wowowow can’t wait to see it. It seems like it’s a perfect conclusion to his multi-platform project.
Check out my piece about A Letter To Uncle Boonmee: http://mubi.com/films/4093/reviews/20067
The reviews are starting to come in and are positive!
Here’s an even better one from Slate. “Uncle Boonmee, though it will take more viewings and consideration to fully understand, could very well be his masterpiece.”
Uncle Boonmee Backlash:
Cannes winner Uncle Boonmee panned by French film critics
“It won the Palme d’Or, but Parisian critics have now turned on Thai film Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives, labelling it ‘pointless, obscure and excruciatingly boring’”
“I have seen it twice; I was bored twice,” wrote Eric Libiot for L’Express magazine. “I am not one of those rhapsodising about this ‘splendid epic’ and this ‘rare and extreme experience’. On the contrary, I consider it to be a work that never goes beyond the theoretical intentions of the director and which uses dramatic arbitrariness as an artistic posture.”
“Uncle Boonmee claims to be a sort of sensorial experience that, now and then, brings back memories of the worst films of the 1970s,” remarked Olivier Delcroix in today’s Figaroscope. Giving the film the worst of four ratings – captioned “to be avoided” – he added: “Between the apparition of a gorilla stricken by myxomatosis and the orgasm of a princess giving into the assaults of an enterprising catfish, one no longer knows what to do. Boredom sets in.”
“The francophone censure has not been limited to France, with Brussels also piling in. “Uncle Boonmee is hopelessly slow, and the actors whisper their dialogue in an … atmosphere conducive to unavoidable somnolence for the audience,” said Hugues Dayez in his review for Belgian radio."
Now I’m even more excited!
That trailer is so beautiful.
Maybe the film has the mood of the final sequence of Tropical Malady.
When and where one can watch this?
I’m eager to see the results of the FIPRESCI Grand Prix 2010 (to be published at any moment). More than 200 critics from around the world will tell us Joe’s place in the Canon.
Syndromes And A Century was fifth in 2007, 4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days won.