View Full Version : Apichatpong Weerasethakul

02-07-2005, 04:06 PM
films by this very young Thai director are the most exciting things I have experienced in many many years of seeking out cinematic excellence.

Mysterious Objects At Noon

Blissfully Yours

Tropical Malady

semi-documentary mystical realism with more vigour, humour and magic then I thought possible on film.

these works are conceptually challenging, very meta and complex without a hint of pretension or stiffness. they are so alive, so fresh, perfect example of theory at the service of art, and art in the service of kaleidescopic strangely beautiful life. not vice versa (like so many other "intellectual" directors).

mesmerizing. funny. full of joy. dark. intense. strange. ordinary. amazing. a

anyone else seen these films?

05-07-2005, 12:32 AM
Nope. Yr out there on the edge.

18-02-2006, 01:07 AM
seems strange that noone else is onto thai avant cinema...

going to see THIS tonight:


have very, very high hopes.

18-02-2006, 04:16 AM
aargh. just going to bed and no brains left to chat. but we've got a copy of Mysterious Object at Noon here. i thought it was fantastic.