Mysterious Objects: The Short Films of Apichatpong Weerasethakul

Co-Presented with the Northwest Film Center

Apr. 1 + 2 - 7:30 pm
Whitsell Auditorium
NW Film Center
Film still from Apichatpong Weerasethakul's film, Ghost of Asia
Film still from Apichatpong Weeasethakul's film, The Anthem
Film still from Apichatpong Weerasethakul's film, Garden

About This Screening

Cinema Project and The Northwest Film Center are delighted to present two programs of short film and video by Apichatpong Weerasethakul, one of the most radically original young filmmakers in contemporary world cinema. Best known by American audiences for his feature-length films, he has been simultaneously producing a body of short work influenced by avant-garde traditions which inventively mix narrative and documentary modes. "These two programmes begin with the contagiously joyful The Anthem, a bizarre, bewildering recasting of the Thai National Anthem, which is customarily played before film screenings in Thailand. All of Weerasethakul’s signature trademarks are here: a quiet, suffused humanism, meticulous compositions, effortless fluidity, and a boundless exuberance and mystery that bespeak a kind of transcendence. The films that follow evince the director’s main themes, ranging from the nature of filmmaking itself (Like the Relentless Fury of the Pounding Waves and Worldly Desires—a commission by the Jeonju International Film Festival); to cultural commentary on Western perceptions of Thailand (Malee and the Boy, Thirdworld), and the complexities of memory (0116643225059, My Mother's Garden)."– Andréa Picard  Special thanks to Jed Rapfogel of Anthology Film Archives

Program Details

Tuesday April 1
  • The Anthem
    2006, 35mm, 5 min.
  • Windows
    1999, video, 17 min.
  • Malee and the Boy
    1999, video, 27 min.
  • Like the Restless Fury of the Pounding Waves
    1995, video, 30 min.
  • Thirdworld
    1997, video, 17 min.
Wednesday April 2
  • The Anthem
    2006, 35mm, 5 min.
  • 0116643225059
    1994, video, 5 min.
  • Ghost of Asia
    2005, video, 9 min.
  • My Mother's Garden
    2005, video, 7 min.
  • Worldly Desires
    2005, video, 40 min.
  • Emereld
    2007, video, 12 min.

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