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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
08 October 2002
The story of a love affair that begins during a picnic on the Thai-Burmese border.
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.
18 May 2004
A romance between a soldier and country boy splinters into a mythical venture based on Thai folklore.
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.
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.
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.
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.
08 November 2000
Mysterious Object at Noon is part fiction, part documentary, and part pseudo-documentary about several unrelated lives in Thailand.
05 June 2014
Football seen through the eyes of some of the best directors of the world.
02 September 2016
The “digital revolution” reached the cinema late and was chiefly styled as a technological advancement.
08 January 2004
A transvestite secret agent is sent on a mission to the Thai countryside.
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.
02 February 2016
Video piece based on motifs of Weerasethakuls feature CEMETERY OF SPLENDOUR.
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".
23 October 2008
20 short films about human rights
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.
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.
10 January 2016
For a Fiery Monkey Year.
01 January 2016
Five award-winning ASEAN film directors celebrate Southeast Asian art through this collection of short films.
03 September 2014
In 1982 a small group of Taiwanese filmmakers reinvented Asian cinema, among them, Hou Hsiao-Hsien, Edward Yang.
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.
02 January 2015
Dreams, travels, places, people.
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.
05 December 2007
Made for 'Short Films for the King Bhumibol Adulyadej's 80th Birthday', 2007.
17 May 2014
This film depicts Bunleua Sulilat’s temple/sculpture garden 'Sala Keoku', located in northern Thailand.
08 April 2011
a film by OG Apichatpong Weerasethakul
13 October 2012
Cactus River is a diary of the time Apichatpong Weerasethakul visited a newlywed couple near the Mekong River.
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).
01 January 2014
Weerasethakul's contribution to an omnibus production exploring analogies between football and everyday life.
01 January 2013
A short film by Apichatpong Weerasethakul.
19 May 2012
She paints her nails by the swimming pool. He waits lying on the sofa. The boat leaves.
01 January 2008
A film crew go in search of Nok Phii - a rare bird which feeds on the blood of other creatures.
01 September 2010
Apichatpong Weerasethakul's trailer for the 2010 Viennale.
01 August 2011
Made for 3.11 A Sense of Home Films project, organised by the Nara IFF Organising Committee.
17 August 2011
The official trailer for the 2011 CinDi FIlm Festival. An intimate choreography blurs the boundaries between stage curtain and screen.
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.
01 January 2009
A fluorescent tube illuminates an empty playground in the evening. Nearby a flash of light is projected on a makeshift screen.
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.
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.
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.
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.
23 May 2007
A group of people is in a boat traveling along Mekong River that stretches along the Thai-Laos border.
01 January 2009
01 January 2008
Made to celebrate the new year. A single firework travelling through the night sky.
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.
24 May 2007
An omnibus project examining, well, the state of the world.
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.
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.
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.
01 January 2003
Shot on a mobile phone and funded by Nokia, Thailand to promote their first phone with integrated camera.
01 January 1994
A short documentary by Apichatpong Weerasethakul about lives connected by radio.
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.
01 January 1999
An improvisation using a little physical movement to capture natural phenomena through the camera eye’s mechanism.
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.
01 January 1998
A depiction of the landscape, both metaphorically and realistically, of Panyi island.