Apichatpong Weerasethakul

Apichatpong Weerasethakul

Thailand

Biography

Weerasethakul was born in Bangkok and grew up in Khon Kaen in north-eastern Thailand. He began making film and video shorts in 1994. With a growing international reputation, he has mounted exhibitions and installations in galleries, biennales and museums throughout the world. His work deals with memory, subtly addressed personal politics and social issues. His feature films have won him widespread international recognition and numerous festival prizes. Blissfully Yours and TROPICAL MALADY premiered at the Cannes Film Festival and his 2010 feature UNCLE BOONMEE WHO CAN RECALL HIS PAST LIVES was awarded Cannes’ Palme d’Or. His film MEKONG HOTEL (2012), a one-hour film for Arte Television also premiered in the festival, and so did his latest feature, CEMETERY OF SPLENDOUR. BLUE, his latest short, premiered at the Toronto IFF.

Films Selection