"I often retreated to the orchid house when the heat was unbearable. The shadows inside made the air cool and the earth smelled of rain.
"I often retreated to the orchid house when the heat was unbearable. Because of the shadows inside, the air was cool and the earth smelled of rain. The rocks were soft because they were covered with green moss. The ground was filled with burnt chaff that looked like black sand. Hosts of black ants and white termites dominated the ground. Nearby, grasshoppers camouflaged themselves in the bushes of China rose. In the evening, a German shepherd barked incessantly when my mother came home. Smoke crept from the scullery. The gray roots of the rows of orchids touched my head as I walked toward the exit. The roots were tentacles that sucked up the memories of visitors and passed them on to the flowers above. With the setting sun came supper time. The orchids stood still, digesting the memories of the day."
Apichatpong Weerasethakul (b. 1970, Bangkok) makes hypnagogic films - films in which reality and dream are indistinguishable. This program takes us deep into the border area between affect, space and life form, which the prize winner of the Cannes Film Festival portrays in his works.
Apichatpong Weerasethakul 1997, DCP, bw, 17 min
Apichatpong Weerasethakul 2010, DCP, color, 2 min
My Mother's Garden
Apichatpong Weerasethakul, 2007, DCP, color, 7 min
Ghost of Asia
Apichatpong Weerasethakul in collaboration with Christelle Lheureux 2005, DCP, color, 9 min
Apichatpong Weerasethakul 2011, DCP, color, 3 min
Apichatpong Weerasethakul 2007, DCP, color, 15 min
Apichatpong Weerasethakul 2007, Digital HD, color, 16 min
Apichatpong Weerasethakul 2018, DCP, color, 13 min
A Letter to Uncle Boonmee (Primitive project)
Apichatpong Weerasethakul 2009, DCP, color, 18 min
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