Drama | Language: English, Spanish | Subtitles: English | Status: Completed
'Memoria', by Palme d’Or winner Apichatpong Weerasethakul, explores the colonial history and the fear generated by collective memory, and promises to be typically playful and oblique. Starring Tilda Swinton in the lead role.
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Set in Colombia, between 1970 and 1980, a period marked by the bitter fight between left-wing Farc guerillas and radical paramilitary groups of the right, the film features Tilda Swinton playing the main character, an expat adventurer from Scotland, who, while travelling in Colombia, begins to notice strange sounds.
She experiences auditory hallucinations and tries to find the sources of the sounds causing her insomnia. Soon, she begins to confront the unsettling sights and sounds that call her identity into question.
CAST & CREW
Stars - Tilda Swinton, Daniel Giménez Cacho, Jeanne Balibar
Director - Apichatpong Weerasethakul
Screenplay - Apichatpong Weerasethakul
Producers - Roy Azout, Joslyn Barnes, Diana Bustamante, Andrés Calderón, Julio Chavezmontes, Charles de Meaux, Caroleen Feeney, Simon Field, Viola Fügen, Danny Glover, Keith Griffiths, Sebastián Hofmann, Zhangke Jia, Andreas Roald, Susan Rockefeller, Soros Sukhum, Tilda Swinton, Maxx Tsai, Michael Weber, Dan Wechsler, Meng Xie, Jamal Zeinal Zade
AWARDS & NOMINATIONS
Cannes Film Festival - 2021
Winner - Jury Prize
Nominee - Palme d'Or
"Memoria is a beautiful and mysterious movie... an out-of-body experience... Apichatpong Weerasethakul and Tilda Swinton make a dream team." THE GUARDIAN
"From Memoria's attention-grabbing opening onwards, Apichatpong's latest feature proves to be by far his most accessible." DAILY TELEGRAPH
"Meditative and hypnotic, Memoria keeps you entranced by these moments of stillness, so that you can see the minute details gradually unravel before your eyes." AWARDS WATCH
"In the first film he has shot outside his native Thailand, Apichatpong makes fine use of the Colombian landscape and Amazonian mythology to build his story." SOUTH CHINA MORNING POST
ABOUT THE DIRECTOR
Apichatpong Weerasethakul grew up in Khon Kaen in north-eastern Thailand. He began making film and video shorts in 1994, and completed his first feature in 2000. He has also created exhibitions and installations in many countries.
Often non-linear, with a strong sense of dislocation, his works deal with memory, subtly addressing personal politics and social issues. His art projects and feature films have won him widespread recognition and numerous festival prizes, including two prizes from the Cannes Film Festival, such as the Special Jury Prize in 2004 for 'Tropical Malady' and the Palme d’Or in 2010 for 'Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives'.