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Apichatpong Weerasethakul

Director

“I, as a filmmaker, treat my works as I do my own sons or daughters. I don't care if people are fond of them or despise them, as long as I created them with my best intentions and efforts.”

 

Biography

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

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poldovsky

3Feb14

im thinking of adopting a poor white baby boy from africa and name him after this director

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Salvador Amores

9Dec12

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

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    Salvador Amores

    9Dec12

    or maybe someone here can link me to an interview where he has something interesting to say?

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    David Grillo

    11Dec12

    I've liked his interviews so far you can see the benefit of keeping things simple have you seen his master class talk or the letter to uncle boonmee interview is great.

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    David Grillo

    11Dec12

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7EWwQH-FJeU and here is part 1 of the master class talk http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=czVQuw92P-I

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    Salvador Amores

    11Dec12

    I'll check them out! thank you david!

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Ursulino

21Sep12

Guy, how much I love you?...

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toniponi

17Jul12

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...

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