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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

Tropical Malady / Apichatpong Weerasethakul

Something magical is in the air. Times are happy and love is uncomplicated for young soldier Keng and country boy Tong. Pleasant evenings with Tong’s family, song-filled nights in town... Then life is disrupted by a disappearance. And some kind of wild beast has been slaughtering cows. Local legends say a human can somehow be transformed into another creature... Then begins the tale of a soldier who goes alone into the heart of the jungle, where myth is often real.

Director:Apichatpong Weerasethakul
Script:Apichatpong Weerasethakul
Cinematography:Vichit Thanapanich, Jarin Pengpanich, Jean Louis Vialard
Editing:Lee Chatametikool, Jacopo Quadri
Sound:Akritchalerm Kalayanamitr
Art Direction:Akekarat Homlaor
With:Sakda Kaewbuadee (Tong), Banlop Lomnoi (Keng), Siriwej Jareornchon, Udom Promma, Saritpong Boonyadison, Arna Rattapan, Donruedee Chana, Huay Deesom
World Sales:Celluloid Dreams, France T. +33 1 4970 8564 F. +33 1 4970 0371 johan@celluloid-dreams.com www.celluloid-dreams.com
Distribution in Greece:New Star - Artplex Attica SA Velissarios Kossyvakis T. +30 210 9512 991 F. +30 210 9512 981 newstarcine@gmail.com
Producer:Charles de Meaux, Marco Müller, Piboon Damrongchaiyatham, Christoph Thoke, Axel Moebius, Pantham Thongsang
Production:Anna Sanders Films, France T.-F. +33 1 5830 9385 cdemeaux@annasandersfilms. com www.annasandersfilms.com
Production Country:Thailand-France-Germany-Ιtaly
Co-production:Kick the Machine Films (Thailand) & TIFA (Thailand) & Thoke+Moebius Film (Germany) & Downtown Pictures (Italy)
Format:35mm Color
Production Year:2004
Screening Schedule
JOHN CASSAVETES:Monday, December 06, 2010 - 17:00 | ID:354
PAVLOS ZANNAS:Thursday, December 09, 2010 - 24:00 | ID:627


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