Director: Apichatpong Weerasethakul Run Time: 136 min. Rating: PG Release Year: 2021
Starring: Agnes Brekke, Daniel Giménez Cacho, Jerónimo Barón, Juan Pablo Urrego, Tilda Swinton
Country: Colombia, Thailand, France, Germany, Mexico, Qatar, United Kingdom, China, Switzerland
Language: English, Spanish
The Film Center is thrilled to present select screenings on 35mm film.
About the film:
“haunting, introspective… a masterful and engrossing response to [the] rush of modern times and the collective amnesia it creates… an immersive gamble well worth the risk”
—Eric Kohn for IndieWire
Jury Prize Winner at the 2021 Cannes Film Festival. From the extraordinary mind of Palme D’or winning director Apichatpong Weerasethakul, and starring Academy Award winner Tilda Swinton, comes a bewildering drama about a Scottish woman, who, after hearing a loud ‘bang’ at daybreak, begins experiencing a mysterious sensory syndrome while traversing the jungles of Colombia.
With stunning visuals and explosive sound, Memoria was designed to be viewed in theaters.
Selected as the Colombian entry for the Best International Feature Film at the 94th Academy Awards.
About the filmmaker:
Apichatpong Weerasethakul has come to be recognized as one of the most original voices in Asian and world cinema. His previous feature films, short films and installations have won him widespread international recognition and numerous awards, including the Cannes Palme d’Or in 2010 with Uncle Boonme Who Can Recall His Past Lives (2010).
This is the first feature he has made outside Thailand and the first with an international cast. Born in Bangkok, Apichatpong grew up in Khon Kaen in north-eastern Thailand. He began making films and video shorts in 1994 and completed his first feature in 2000. He has also mounted exhibitions and installations in many countries since 1998 and is now also recognized as a major international visual artist. His first live performance Fever Room(2015), has been presented at major theatrical venues and festivals in Gwangju, Brussels, Paris, Berlin, Vienna and Tokyo and other cities.See our upcoming films