Apichatpong Weerasethakul

Apichatpong Weerasethakul

6 Episodes

One of contemporary cinema’s most beguiling artists, Apichatpong Weerasethakul infuses the mundane with otherworldly mystery, exploring the slippery nature of time and consciousness in surreal films like TROPICAL MALADY, CEMETERY OF SPLENDOR, and the Palme d’Or–winning UNCLE BOONMEE WHO CAN RECALL HIS PAST LIVES. For this installment of Meet the Filmmakers, Canadian actor and filmmaker Connor Jessup followed Apichatpong on a location-scouting trip to the Colombian jungle, in a rare glimpse at the director’s creative world that delves into the dreams and desires that fuel his work.

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Apichatpong Weerasethakul
  • A.W. A Portrait of Apichatpong Weerasethakul

    Episode 1

  • Mysterious Object at Noon

    Episode 2

    Directed by Apichatpong Weerasethakul • 2000 • Thailand

    Apichatpong Weerasethakul brought an appetite for experimentation to Thai cinema with his debut feature, an uncategorizable work that refracts documentary impressions of his homeland through the surrealist concept of the exquisite corpse ...

  • Tropical Malady

    Episode 3

    Directed by Apichatpong Weerasethakul • 2004 • Thailand
    Starring Banlop Lomnoi, Sakda Kaewbuadee

    TROPICAL MALADY is a lyrical and mysterious love story by maverick Thai director Apichatpong Weerasethakul. The film chronicles the mystical romance between a young soldier and the country boy he ...

  • Syndromes and a Century

    Episode 4

    Directed by Apichatpong Weerasethakul • 2006 • Thailand
    Starring Nantarat Sawaddikul, Jaruchai Iamaram

    In perhaps his most invitingly mysterious, joyously experimental work to date, Apichatpong Weerasethakul reimagines the lives and loves of his parents in the years before they met. Unfolding in...

  • Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives

    Episode 5

    Directed by Apichatpong Weerasethakul • 2010 • Thailand
    Starring Thanapat Saisaymar, Jenjira Pongpas, Sakda Kaewbuadee

    Winner of the Palme d’Or, UNCLE BOONMEE WHO CAN RECALL HIS PAST LIVES is an unclassifiable tale of a man embracing life’s greatest mystery. Suffering from acute kidney failur...

  • Cemetery of Splendor

    Episode 6

    Directed by Apichatpong Weerasethakul • 2015 • Thailand
    Starring Jenjira Pongpas, Banlop Lomnoi

    Soldiers with a mysterious sleeping sickness are transferred to a temporary clinic in a former school. The memory-filled space becomes a revelatory world for housewife and volunteer Jenjira, as she...