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A Shape-Shifting Cinema: Apichatpong Weerasethakul Discusses His Entire Filmography

  • By Christopher Bell
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  • May 22, 2011 3:37 AM
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As part of the New Museum's exhibition of his latest installation project "Primitive" and his month-long residency, Thai filmmaker, visual artist and last year's Cannes Palme d'Or winner Apichatpong Weerasethakul held a four hour tour of his oeuvre (the museum hosts referring to it as a "master class"), beginning with his his more well-known feature work before revealing brief snippets of his installation-only short films (including those found in his current exhibit). He shared many personal tidbits in relation to each work, describing (though not too specifically) what he hoped to achieve with his camera and spicing up each presentation with a humorous aside here and there.

Interview: Apichatpong Weerasethakul Wants To Work With Chiara Mastroianni & Joan Allen

  • By Christopher Bell
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  • May 17, 2011 6:44 AM
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Also Downplays Tilda Swinton Collaboration, Loves David Fincher But Not 'Social Network'With the latest season of Cannes coming close to an end, what better time than look back at last year's Golden Palm winner?

Interview: Apichatpong Weerasethakul On 'Uncle Boonme,' Steven Spielberg, 'Inception' & More

  • By Christopher Bell
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  • March 4, 2011 9:26 AM
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Exclusive: Despite this writer’s undying love for the man and his films (actually, to be completely melodramatic and corny, “Syndromes and a Century” was a life changer), Apichatpong Weerasethakul’s work is not intended for mass audiences, and some of his pictures even leave the hardest cinephiles scratching their heads at the praise. That’s just how it is, not everyone's down for a 2+ hour experimental-narrative film from Thailand and there shouldn’t be any bitterness about it.

Watch: Trailer For 'Uncle Boonme' Features Ghosts, Human/Catfish Sex, Red Eyed Creatures & More

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 16, 2011 5:54 AM
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Apichatpong Weerasethakul's Cannes Palme d'Or winner "Uncle Boonme Who Can Recall His Past Lives" is a tough sell, even for those who consider themselves arthouse nerds, so kudos to Strand Releasing for trying. With the film set to hit theaters this spring, a trailer has now arrived following the badass poster by Chris Ware, and it plays like a greatest hits of every bit of freakiness in the film.

'Uncle Boonme' Director Apichatpong Weerasethakul Lining Up 'Mekong Hotel'; Tilda Swinton To Star?

  • By Simon Dang
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  • February 16, 2011 3:08 AM
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Last year's Palme D'Or winner Apichatpong Weerasethakul is reportedly lining up his follow up to his Cannes-prize-winning "Uncle Boonme Who Can Recall His Past Lives" with a project simply known as "Mekong Hotel."

Take A Look At Chris Ware's Gorgeous Poster For 'Uncle Boonme Who Can Recall Past Lives'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 8, 2011 7:09 AM
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How do you get audiences interested in a fascinating, dizzying, dense, impenetrable, funny, dry, strange just plain weird arthouse flick? Get famed comic book artist and cartoonist Chris Ware to design a mind-bogglingly beautiful poster for it.

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