Apichatpong Weerasethakul: For Tomorrow For Tonight

Working outside the strict confines of the Thai film studio system, renowned Thai film director Apichatpong Weerasethakul (born 1970) has directed several acclaimed features and dozens of short films, including Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives, winner of the prestigious 2010 Palme d’Or prize at Cannes; Tropical Malady, winner of a 2004 Cannes jury prize; Blissfully Yours, winner of the top prize in Cannes’ Un Certain Regard program in 2002; and Syndromes and a Century, which premiered at the 63rd Venice Film Festival. Themes in Weerasethakul’s films include dreams, nature, sexuality and Western perceptions of Thailand and Asia; the director also shows a preference for unconventional narrative structures, like placing titles/credits at the middle of a film, and for working with those who have no previous experience of acting. For Tomorrow For Tonight features new work exploring the theme of night through video, photographs and installation.

Text: Butler Maeve, Juncosa Enrique et al. pp. 152; 128 COL; hardcover. Publisher: Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin, 2011.

ISBN: 9781907020674| 1907020675

ID: 13731

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Working outside the strict confines of the Thai film studio system, renowned Thai film director Apichatpong Weerasethakul (born 1970) has directed several acclaimed features and dozens of short films, including Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives, winner of the prestigious 2010 Palme d’Or prize at Cannes; Tropical Malady, winner of a 2004 Cannes jury prize; Blissfully Yours, winner of the top prize in Cannes’ Un Certain Regard program in 2002; and Syndromes and a Century, which premiered at the 63rd Venice Film Festival. Themes in Weerasethakul’s films include dreams, nature, sexuality and Western perceptions of Thailand and Asia; the director also shows a preference for unconventional narrative structures, like placing titles/credits at the middle of a film, and for working with those who have no previous experience of acting. For Tomorrow For Tonight features new work exploring the theme of night through video, photographs and installation.

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