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podcast #24: Apiachatpong Weerasethakul

Apichatpong Weerasethakul is incredibly modest. From his first feature MYSTERIOUS OBJECT AT NOON (2000) to the popular SYNDROMES AND A CENTURY (2006) and UNCLE BOONMEE WHO CAN RECALL HIS PAST LIVES (2010), his films and installations play around the world in art houses and museums with huge critical praise, he’s won the big film festivals, become a darling of the art world too. His surreal style feels honest and convincing….even with all the praise, if you talk with Apichatpong he’s just a huge movie fan that notices the magic of the world surrounding him.

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"Smiling Beat Of Life" by The Coneheads
"The End of the Film Era" by Lonnie Holley
all photos from his website

above: poster by Chris Ware

below: photos from installation "Unknown Forces"