Last January, I went to see the phenomenal Thai filmmaker, Apichatpong "Joe" Weerasethakul, discuss his short films at a retrospective of his work at Anthology Film Archives. The soft-spoken writer/director said he sees himself more a "collector" of words and images than a storyteller.
His feature "Syndromes and a Century" ranked #4 in indieWIRE's 2007 Critics' Poll and "Tropical Malady" topped the charts in the previous year. His shorts, though less accomplished, are packed with jaw dropping images and head smacking whatsits.
Now screening at Anthology is another Thai film.