Apichatpong Weerasethakul

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​   Apichatpong "Joe" Weerasethakul ( born July 16, 1970) is a Thai independent film director, screenwriter, and film producer. His feature films include Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives, winner of the prestigious 2010 Cannes Film Festival Palme d'Or prize; Tropical Malady, which won a jury prize at the 2004 Cannes Film Festival; Blissfully Yours, which won the top prize in the Un Certain Regard program at the 2002 Cannes Film Festival; and Syndromes and a Century, which premiered at the 63rd Venice Film Festival and was the first Thai film to be entered in competition there. Working outside the strict confines of the Thai film studio system, Weerasethakul has directed several features and dozens of short films. Themes reflected in his films (frequently discussed in interviews) include dreams, nature, sexuality (including his own homosexuality), and Western perceptions of Thailand and Asia, and his films display a preference for unconventional narrative structures (like placing titles/credits at the middle of a film) and for working with non-actors. Cinephiles affectionately refer to him as "Joe" (a nickname that he, like many with similarly long Thai names, has adopted out of convenience).

Most Popular Apichatpong Weerasethakul Trailers

Total trailers found: 56

Blissfully Yours Trailer (2002)

08 October 2002

The story of a love affair that begins during a picnic on the Thai-Burmese border.

Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives Trailer (2010)

21 May 2010

Suffering from acute kidney failure, Uncle Boonmee has chosen to spend his final days surrounded by his loved ones in the countryside.

Tropical Malady Trailer (2004)

18 May 2004

A romance between a soldier and country boy splinters into a mythical venture based on Thai folklore.

Syndromes and a Century Trailer (2006)

31 August 2006

A Buddhist meditation on the mysteries of love and attraction, the workings of memory, and the ways in which happiness is triggered.

Flowers of Taipei: Taiwan New Cinema Trailer (2014)

01 October 2014

With Taiwan remaining in the grip of martial law in 1982, a group of filmmakers from that country set out to establish a cultural identity through cinema and to share it with the world.

Venice 70: Future Reloaded Trailer (2013)

31 July 2013

Made for the Venice Film Festival's 70th anniversary, seventy filmmakers made a short film between 60 and 90 seconds long on their interpretation of the future of cinema.

Cemetery of Splendour Trailer (2015)

02 September 2015

In a hospital, ten soldiers are being treated for a mysterious sleeping sickness. In a story in which dreams can be experienced by others, and in which goddesses can sit casually with mortals, a nurse learns the reason why the patients will never be cured, and forms a telepathic bond with one of them.

Mysterious Object at Noon Trailer (2000)

08 November 2000

Mysterious Object at Noon is part fiction, part documentary, and part pseudo-documentary about several unrelated lives in Thailand.

Short Plays Trailer (2014)

05 June 2014

Football seen through the eyes of some of the best directors of the world.

Love in Khon Kaen Trailer (2015)

13 May 2015

Cinema Futures Trailer (2016)

02 September 2016

The “digital revolution” reached the cinema late and was chiefly styled as a technological advancement.

The Adventures of Iron Pussy Trailer (2004)

08 January 2004

A transvestite secret agent is sent on a mission to the Thai countryside.

3.11 A Sense of Home Trailer (2011)

04 November 2011

In memory of the Japanese earthquake on 3.11, each director presents a 3 minute and 11 second short film in tribute to those who were lost that day.

Invisibility Trailer (2016)

02 February 2016

Video piece based on motifs of Weerasethakuls feature CEMETERY OF SPLENDOUR.

Fever Room Trailer (2015)

16 October 2015

"Fever Room" features Jenjira (Jen) and Banlop (Itt), two of Apichatpong’s regular actors who also appear in his film, "Cemetery of Splendour".

Stories on Human Rights Trailer (2008)

23 October 2008

20 short films about human rights

Mekong Hotel Trailer (2012)

18 May 2012

Shifting between fact and fiction in a hotel situated along the Mekong River, a filmmaker rehearses a movie expressing the bonds between a vampire-like mother and daughter.

Vapour Trailer (2015)

01 October 2015

The clouds descend onto a village and engulf it for a day. They touch the roof tiles, the beds, the chairs, the carpets, the grass, and the bodies, infecting everything with the fever of white stupor.

Fan Dog Trailer (2016)

10 January 2016

For a Fiery Monkey Year.

Art Through Our Eyes Trailer (2016)

01 January 2016

Five award-winning ASEAN film directors celebrate Southeast Asian art through this collection of short films.

Flowers of Tapei: Taiwan New Cinema Trailer (2014)

03 September 2014

In 1982 a small group of Taiwanese filmmakers reinvented Asian cinema, among them, Hou Hsiao-Hsien, Edward Yang.

The Anthem Trailer (2006)

12 October 2006

The Anthem is a celebration of filmmaking and the viewing experience. In Thailand, before every cinema film screening, there will be a Royal Anthem before the feature presentation.

Rolling Trailer (2015)

02 January 2015

Dreams, travels, places, people.

Sakda Trailer (2012)

04 August 2012

Created in celebration of the three-hundredth anniversary of the birth of Jean-Jacques Rousseau, this short essay centres on a monologue delivered by a reincarnation of the philosopher in twenty-first century Thailand.

Meteorites Trailer (2007)

05 December 2007

Made for 'Short Films for the King Bhumibol Adulyadej's 80th Birthday', 2007.

Fireworks (Archives) Trailer (2014)

17 May 2014

This film depicts Bunleua Sulilat’s temple/sculpture garden 'Sala Keoku', located in northern Thailand.

M Hotel Trailer (2011)

08 April 2011

a film by OG Apichatpong Weerasethakul

Cactus River Trailer (2012)

13 October 2012

Cactus River is a diary of the time Apichatpong Weerasethakul visited a newlywed couple near the Mekong River.

I-San Special Trailer (2002)

22 April 2002

The soundtrack to a radio soap opera set in a luxury hotel is acted out by characters who are riding a ramshackle bus from Bangkok to the small town Nong Bua in Thailand's Northeast (Isaan).

Footprints Trailer (2014)

01 January 2014

Weerasethakul's contribution to an omnibus production exploring analogies between football and everyday life.

La Punta Trailer (2013)

01 January 2013

A short film by Apichatpong Weerasethakul.

Ashes Trailer (2012)

19 May 2012

She paints her nails by the swimming pool. He waits lying on the sofa. The boat leaves.

Vampire Trailer (2008)

01 January 2008

A film crew go in search of Nok Phii - a rare bird which feeds on the blood of other creatures.

Empire Trailer (2010)

01 September 2010

Apichatpong Weerasethakul's trailer for the 2010 Viennale.

Monsoon Trailer (2011)

01 August 2011

Made for 3.11 A Sense of Home Films project, organised by the Nara IFF Organising Committee.

Trailer for CinDi Trailer (2011)

17 August 2011

The official trailer for the 2011 CinDi FIlm Festival. An intimate choreography blurs the boundaries between stage curtain and screen.

A Letter to Uncle Boonmee Trailer (2009)

05 May 2009

A filmmaker captures images that characterize the violence and repression as well as the hope of rebirth and remembrance in northeastern Thailand.

Phantoms of Nabua Trailer (2009)

01 January 2009

A fluorescent tube illuminates an empty playground in the evening. Nearby a flash of light is projected on a makeshift screen.

Morakot (Emerald) Trailer (2007)

27 October 2007

In The Pilgrim Kamanita, a Buddhist novel written in 1906 by the Danish writer Karl Gjellerup, the protagonists are reborn as two stars and take centuries to recite their stories to each other, until they no longer exist.

Worldly Desires Trailer (2005)

23 April 2005

One of three films commissioned by the Jeonju International Film Festival in 2005. A couple escaped their family to look for a spiritual tree in the jungle.

Ghost of Asia Trailer (2005)

20 October 2005

Ghost of Asia is a celebration of living and of pleasures. The filmmakers imagine a ghost who still lives and wanders around the seashores.

Behind the Blur Trailer (2009)

01 January 2009

An insightful documentary about Thai cinema, which features a colourful and long running film history, yet struggles as the industry attempts to move forward.

Luminous People Trailer (2007)

23 May 2007

A group of people is in a boat traveling along Mekong River that stretches along the Thai-Laos border.

Haiku Trailer (2009)

01 January 2009

Short film.

Prosperity for 2008 Trailer (2008)

01 January 2008

Made to celebrate the new year. A single firework travelling through the night sky.

Mobile Men Trailer (2008)

22 October 2008

A joyful shot recorded by Weerasethakul himself and two young men who become acquainted by filming each other in the back of a moving pickup truck.

The State of the World Trailer (2007)

24 May 2007

An omnibus project examining, well, the state of the world.

My Mother’s Garden Trailer (2007)

27 February 2007

Glistening objects from a jewelry collection inspired by carnivorous plants are transformed into a colourful sea of garden creatures through hand-drawn animations of roots, insects and various other organisms.

This and a Million More Lights Trailer (2003)

29 November 2003

One of several one-minute artists’ videos made for the Nelson Mandela Foundation’s 46664: Give 1 Minute of Art to AIDS campaign.

Haunted Houses Trailer (2001)

21 September 2001

A collaboration with a group of villagers on the periphery of Khon Kaen province in the northeast of Thailand, recording them as they agree to take turns to act scenes scripted from two episodes of the TV series 'Tong Prakaisad', a rags-to-riches TV soap, in the familiar surrounding of their homes.

Nokia Short Trailer (2003)

01 January 2003

Shot on a mobile phone and funded by Nokia, Thailand to promote their first phone with integrated camera.

Like the Relentless Fury of the Pounding Waves Trailer (1994)

01 January 1994

A short documentary by Apichatpong Weerasethakul about lives connected by radio.

0116643225059 Trailer (1994)

01 January 1994

Two images flicker back and forth to the rhythm of a phon conversation, connecting Weerasethakul's Chicago apartment with a photograph of his mother.

Windows Trailer (1999)

01 January 1999

An improvisation using a little physical movement to capture natural phenomena through the camera eye’s mechanism.

Malee and the Boy Trailer (1999)

01 January 1999

The subject is a 10 year-old boy who is in charge of the microphone. He roams to places around Bangkok to gather sounds for the video.

Thirdworld Trailer (1998)

01 January 1998

A depiction of the landscape, both metaphorically and realistically, of Panyi island.