Apichatpong Weerasethakul

Apichatpong Weerasethakul

3 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

    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 RECAL...

  • 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 ...

  • Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives

    Episode 3

    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...