EMPIRE

  • Tributes

Thailand / Austria / 2010 / 2 min

  • Director 

    Apichatpong Weerasethakul

  • Producer: 

    Apichatpong Weerasethakul

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    Apichatpong Weerasethakul

SCREENINGS

SYNOPSIS

Entering a cave in search of the unknown is an exercise of physical exploration that is very much related to introspection or an inner quest. Walking into that dark, often unexplored terrain, which summons the best and the worst of ourselves; things, sensations, thoughts that may be interpreted differently depending on the light under which they are seen, and therefore, be valued in one way or another… Once again, the short film’s viewer is its protagonist. It is up to each person to interpret or simply feel, to let themselves go in the personal poetry of the Thai filmmaker. As he says, “only with an open mind is it possible to discover,” because we may see one thing, but what exists is something else, and what we experience each moment is an entirely different thing.

CONTACT & PRESS KIT

DIRECTOR

Apichatpong Weerasethakul

Apichatpong Weerasethakul

Apichatpong Weerasethakul’s films and installations have earned him international acclaim and countless awards, including the Palme d’Or at Cannes in 2010 for Uncle Boonmee. In 2004, Tropical Malady won the Cannes Jury Prize and Blissfully Yours won the Un Certain Regard section of the same festival in 2002. Síndromes y un siglo (2006) was named one of the best films of the last decade and his first feature film, Mysterious Object at Noon (2000), was recently restored by Martin Scorsese’s World Cinema Foundation. Awards he has received for his art include the Sharjah Biennial (2013) and South Korea’s prestigious Yanghyun Prize (2014).