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Apichatpong Weerasethakul

1994 0116643225059 (short)
1994 Mae Ya Nang/Like the Relentless Fury of the Pounding Waves (short)
1997 Goh Gayasit/Third world (short)
1999 Windows (short)
1999 Malee and the Boy (short)
2000 Boys at Noon (short)
2000 Dokfar Nai Meu Marn/Mysterious Object at Noon
2001 Haunted Houses (mid-length)
2002 Sud Sanaeha/Blissfully Yours
2002 Second Love in Hong Kong (co-direction: Christelle Lheureux) (short)
2003 Huajai Toranong/The Adventure of Iron Pussy (co-direction: Michael Shaowanasai)
2003 This and a Million More Lights (short)
2003 Nokia Short (short)
2004 Is It Possible that Only Your Heart Is not Enough to Find You a True Love (short)
2004 Sud Pralad/Tropical Malady
2005 Worldly Desires (short)
2005 Ghost of Asia (co-direction: Christelle Lheureux) (short)
2006 The Anthem (short)
2006 Sang Sattawat/Syndromes and a Century
2007 Luminous People (short)
2007 Teem (November 20) (short)
2007 Teem (November 21) (short)
2007 Teem (November 22) (short)
2007 Morakot/Emerald (short)
2007 My Mother’s Garden (short)
2008 Mobile Men (short)
2008 Sud Vikal/Vampire (short)
2009 A Letter to Uncle Boonmee (short)
2010 Lung Boonmee Raluek Chat/Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives

He was born in Bangkok and grew up in Khon Kaen in northeastern Thailand. He holds a degree in Architecture from Khon Kaen University and a Master of Fine Arts in Filmmaking from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. He began making film and video shorts in 1994, and completed his first feature in 2000. He has also mounted exhibitions and installations in many countries since 1998. Often non-linear, with a strong sense of dislocation, his works deal with memory, subtly addressed personal politics and social issues. Working independently of the Thai commercial film industry, he is active in promoting experimental and independent filmmaking through his company Kick the Machine, founded in 1999. His art projects and feature films have won him widespread international recognition and numerous festival prizes, including three prizes from the Cannes Film Festival. In 2005, he was presented with Silpatorn, one of Thailand’s most prestigious awards for visual artists, by the Thai Ministry of Culture. In 2008, he became the first artist to receive the Fine Prize from the 55th Carnegie International, USA. Also in 2008, the French Minister of Culture and Communications bestowed on him the medal of Chevalier de l’Ordre des Arts et des Letters (Knight of the Order of Arts and Literature). His film, Syndromes and a Century, completed in late 2006, was the first Thai film to be selected for competition at the Venice Film Festival. He also completed a short film commission entitled Vampire for Louis Vuitton. It premiered at the Espace Louis Vuitton in Paris. Apichatpong was one of twenty international artists and filmmakers commissioned to create a short film for the United Nations High Commission for Human Rights to mark the 60th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. In 2009, the Austrian Film Museum published a major English language monograph on his work. His latest project, Primitive, consists of a large-scale video installation, two short films, an artist’s book, and a feature film, Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives. The film won the Palme d’Or at the 63rd Cannes Film Festival in 2010, making it the first Southeast Asian film (and the 7th from Asia) to win this most prestigious award in the film world. He lives and works in Chiangmai, Thailand.

Apichatpong Weerasethakul

The Adventure of Iron Pussy / Apichatpong Weerasethakul

The Adventure of Iron Pussy series are underground video projects portraying a crime-busting heroine who was once a go-go boy. He has witnessed the unfair treatment of sex workers during his years in the business. Thanks to his sharp eyes and knowledge (he surfs the Internet all day), Iron Pussy becomes the heroine who is most likely to save the day and make Bangkok safe for the tourists who came to support the sex industry. Iron Pussy is one of the personas of a Thai performance artist, Michael Shaowanasai, whose work directly criticizes and satirizes the Thai sex industry and the art industry at the same time. In this film Iron Pussy decides to take a commission from the Thai government, who usually deems her indecent for her publicly supporting the sex industry. But they cannot deny her ability to scrap the crimes with beauty. An undercover operation takes her to a remote mansion where she not only discovered illegal activities, but also her past, and her first love.

Director:Apichatpong Weerasethakul
Script:Apichatpong Weerasethakul, Michael Shaowanasai
Cinematography:Surachet Thongme
Editing:Panutat Wisetwong
Music:Animal Farm
Art Direction:Akekarat Homlaor
Costumes:Prae Pakmis
With:Michael Shaowanasai (Iron Pussy), Krissada Terrence (Tang), Teerawat Tongjitti (Pew), Siriyakorn Pukkavesh (Rungranee)
World Sales:GMM GRAMMY, Thailand fonthip.tho@gmmgrammy.com
Producer:Peyanan Chantraklom, Pheeraya Prommachat
Production:G-Gate Production for GMM Pictures & Ray Pictures, Kick the Machine Films Co.Ltd, Thailand
Production Country:Thailand
Format:BetaCam SP Color
Production Year:2003
Screening Schedule
JOHN CASSAVETES:Friday, December 10, 2010 - 24:00 | ID:757
JOHN CASSAVETES:Saturday, December 11, 2010 - 24:00 | ID:857


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