Conquering Cannes: In Conversation with Apichatpong Weerasethakul
13 August 2021
Thai filmmaker Apichatpong Weerasethakul is having a very busy summer. Not only has he just released his new film Memoria, which took home a Jury Prize at this year’s Cannes Film Festival, but he also has an upcoming art installation at Bangkok’s 100 Tonson Foundation. - Bruce Scott | Prestige
Interview by Bruce Scott
(Excerpts from the full article)
After Cannes wraps up, Apichatpong is scheduled to return to Bangkok and during the first half of August he’ll be putting the finishing touches on his art installation ‘A Minor History’, which is set to open on August 19 at the 100 Tonson Foundation art space, and will run until January 2022. To some it may seem curious that with all his success in cinema he’s still interested in smaller-scale art exhibitions, but he doesn’t see the two disciplines as mutually exclusive.
“They feed on each other,” he explains. “But, of course, making a movie involves a lot of people and financing, so art installations allow me more freedom to experiment.” This seems to me an interesting and slightly amusing statement coming from someone whose feature films are most often described as bewildering, inscrutable and hallucinatory, with a marked preference for unconventional narrative structures.
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