Apichatpong Weerasethakul at IFFR
Apichatpong WEERASETHAKUL (1970, Thailand) studied Architecture in Thailand and was educated in filmmaking in Chicago. He is one of the few Thai filmmakers who work outside the strict Thai studio system. His films and installations often deal with memory, and address personal, politic and social issues. Weerasethakul often adds an unconventional narrative structure to his films and likes to work with non-actors. His body of work has brought him international recognition and numerous festival prizes, such as a Golden Palm for the film Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives in 2010. In Cannes, Cemetery of Splendour (2015) was nominated in the section Un Certain Regard. In September 2016 Weerasethakul received the prestigious Grote Prins Claus Award.
(selection) Dokfar nai meu marn/Mysterious Object at Noon (2000), Haunted Houses (2001, short), Second Love in Hong Kong (2002, short, co-dir), Sud sanaeha/Blissfully Yours (2002), This and a Million More Lights (2003, short), Huajai toranong/The Adventure of Iron Pussy (2003), Sud pralad/Tropical Malady (2004), Ghost of Asia (2005, short, co-dir), Worldly Desires (2005, short), The Anthem (2006, short), Sang sattawat/Syndromes and a Century (2006), Estado do mundo/The State of the World (2007, co-dir), Luminous People (2007, short), Emerald (2007, short), Nimit/Meteorites (2007, short), Vampire (2008, short), Mobile Men (2008, short), A Letter to Uncle Boonmee (2009, short doc), Lung Boonmee raluek chat/Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives (2010), M Hotel (2011, short), Monsoon (2011, short), Ashes (2012, short), Mekong Hotel (2012, short), Sakda (2012, short doc), Fireworks (Archives) (2014, instal), Rak ti Khon Kaen/Cemetery of Splendour (2015), Vapour (2015, short), Blue (2018, short)