Apichatpong Weerasethakul
The State of Things: Tim Shore
10 March 2011
An Eye for An Eye by Valeria Fonseca An Eye for An Eye by Valeria Fonseca We talked to Tim Shore, Head of Animation at London College of Communication about ‘the state ...
Kiron Hussain
21 January 2011
Slick Horsing, Kiron Hussain We caught up with Kiron Hussain – winner of the Animate Projects Award for Best Experimental Film at this year’s London Short Film Festival – seeking enlightenment ...
David Jacques
13 January 2011
North Canada - English Electric, David Jacques We talked to David Jacques, nominated for the Northern Art Prize,  about his film North Canada – English Electric. An exhibition of work by the ...
Terry Flaxton
14 December 2010
Tor Portraits, Terry Flaxton We talked to Terry Flaxton on the occasion of his exhibition of high resolution digital works at London’s Ambika P3 gallery. On until 19 December, 10–6, Wednesday ...
Martha Jurksaitis
17 November 2010
Red Shift, Gunvor Nelson We spoke to Martha Jurksaitis, Deputy Programme Manager of the Leeds International Film Festival (LIFF) and founder of independent experimental film organisation, Cherry Kino. The Cherry Kino programme at LIFF continues this ...
Apichatpong Weerasethakul
Apichatpong Weerasethakul

Apichatpong Weerasethakul

Apichatpong Weerasethakul is a singular and distinctive artist and filmmaker. All his films and artworks are set in his native Thailand. Often non-linear and with a strong sense of dislocation, his works deal with memory, subtly addressing personal politics and social issues. Working independently of the Thai commercial film industry, he is active in promoting experimental and independent filmmaking through his company Kick the Machine.

BFI Gallery in London is presenting the UK premiere of Apichatpong’s single screen work Phantoms of Nabua from 14 May.  Described by the artist as ‘a portrait of home’ the installation creates a real-time, yet hypnotic and other worldly experience.

The directors most recent feature film Uncle Boonmee who can Recall his Past Lives (Lung Boonmee Raluek Chat) has been selected for competition at Cannes International Film Festival 2010.  Part of Weerasethakul’s multi-platform Primitive project, the film follows the story of Uncle Boonmee who is suffering from acute kidney failure, as he spends his last days in the countryside surrounded by his loved ones. Here Apichatpong talks about the stories and influences that inspired the film.

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