Apichatpong Weerasethakul’s first English-language film will be in Cannes this week.
Palme d’Or with Uncle boonmee in 2010, Apichatpong Weerasethakul will be back at the Cannes film festival this week with Memoria, his first film shot in English, and worn by the Oscar winner Tilda swinton. Screened this Thursday on the Croisette, it does not yet have an official release date, but already a trailer:
This time, the Thai filmmaker takes us to the Colombian jungle, following the fate of a Scottish woman who, after hearing a strange clicking sound at dawn, begins to experience a bizarre sensory syndrome as she travels through the jungles of Colombia.
Shot in the mountains of the municipality of Pijao and Bogotá, Memoria was also filmed by cinematographer Sayombhu Mukdeeprom, longtime Weerasethakul collaborator and recently DP on Call Me By Your Name. In the casting, we will also find the French Jeanne Balibar.