Archive of films Memoria / Memoria
Few auteurs stray as far from the mainstream as Apichatpong Weerasethakul, and yet his works are regularly screened in competition at the world’s most prestigious festivals. For his tale of the magic realist travels of Englishwoman Jessica (Tilda Swinton), who every now and then hears a bang coming from the unknown, he chose the perfect setting: the landscape of Colombia.
Few auteurs stray as far from the mainstream as Apichatpong Weerasethakul, and yet his works are regularly screened in competition at the world’s most prestigious festivals. Memoria is his first film shot outside his native Thailand, and for this tale of the magic-realist travels of Englishwoman Jessica (Tilda Swinton), who every now and then hears a bang coming from seemingly nowhere, he has chosen the perfect setting: the landscape of Columbia. As Jessica has a series of planned and unplanned encounters, Weerasethakul’s hypnotic images have the same weight as his carefully chosen dialogue. His pure film can thus touch on subjects that other filmmakers either avoid or that they fail to master.
About the director
Apichatpong Weerasethakul (1970, Bangkok). Selected filmography: Blissfully Yours (Sud sanaeha, 2002), Tropical Malady (Sud pralad, 2004), Syndromes and a Century (Sang sattawat, 2006), Uncle Boonmee (Loong Boonmee raleuk chat, 2010), Love in Khon Kaen (Rak ti Khon Kaen, 2015), Memoria (2021).
About the film
|Dir. of Photography:||Sayombhu Mukdeeprom|
|Art Director:||Angélica Perea|
|Producer:||Apichatpong Weerasethakul, Carlos Paz, Tilda Swinton|
|Production:||Burning S.A.S., Kick The Machine, Illuminations Films (Past Lives)|
|Cast:||Tilda Swinton, Elkin Díaz, Jeanne Balibar, Juan Pablo Urrego, Daniel Giménez Cacho|
|Sales:||The Match Factory|