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Apichatpong Weerasethakul

Apichatpong Weerasethakul

“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.”

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    ASHES

    APICHATPONG WEERASETHAKUL Thailand, 2012

    Palme d’Or winner Apichatpong Weerasethakul was challenged to make a short film with the unique hand-cranked film camera, the LomoKino. The result, Ashes, is something strange and special: part sideshow, part movie, part diary—all cinema.

    FLOWERS OF TAIPEI: TAIWAN NEW CINEMA

    CHINLIN HSIEH Taiwan, 2014

    Featuring interviews with Hirokazu Kore-eda, Hou Hsiao-hsien, Wang Bing, Kiyoshi Kurosawa, and Jia Zhangke, this documentary portrait provides a thorough perspective on the landmark New Taiwanese Cinema. An essential document of one of 20th century cinema’s most significant chapters.

    MEKONG HOTEL

    APICHATPONG WEERASETHAKUL Thailand, 2012

    Two years after his Palme d’Or win for Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives, Apichatpong Weerasethakul returned with this haunting docu-fiction hybrid. Reposeful in its liminal tranquility, Mekong Hotel is a poignant, folkloric reflection on memory, loss, and spiritual transcendence.

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