Directed by Apichatpong Weerasethakul

Directed by Apichatpong Weerasethakul

5 Episodes

The cosmic reveries of Apichatpong Weerasethakul—known to international cinephiles simply as Joe—are hallucinatory meditations on memory, sexuality, and mortality rooted in the landscapes, history, and folklore of his native Thailand. Establishing his singular vision with his first feature, the exquisite-corpse-inspired experimental documentary MYSTERIOUS OBJECT AT NOON, he was vaulted to the front ranks of twenty-first century auteurs with a string of sublime sensory odysseys, including the mystical queer romance TROPICAL MALADY, the time-looping family portrait SYNDROMES AND A CENTURY, and the Palme d’Or–winning ghost story UNCLE BOONMEE WHO CAN RECALL HIS PAST LIVES. Lush, hypnotic, and tantalizingly enigmatic, these consciousness-expanding works offer some of the most wondrous and otherworldly experiences in all of contemporary cinema.

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Directed by Apichatpong Weerasethakul
  • Mysterious Object at Noon

    Episode 1

    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 2

    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 3

    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 4

    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 5

    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...