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Mysterious Object at Noon

Directed by Apichatpong Weerasethakul

Thailand / 83 mins / PG

Mysterious Object at Noon

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Directed by Apichatpong Weerasethakul
Thailand / 83 mins / PG

SYNOPSIS

A distinct and unsurprisingly fine work by Apichatpong Weerasethakul, Mysterious Object at Noon is an experimental film examining the porous boundaries between the real and imagined. This unscripted film employs the Surrealist concept of exquisite corpse, and sees the film crew interviewing ordinary people across Thailand, with each adding their own words to a story. The film presents the story re-enacted and is interspersed with the interviews. This collective construction of fiction presents results that blend fantasy and pathos.

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The film was shot over two years all around Thailand in 16mm black and white that was enlarged to 35mm for international exhibition, and later restored in 2013 by The Film Foundation’s World Cinema Project and the Austrian Film Museum. Restoration works were carried out at the Austrian Film Museum, LISTO laboratory in Vienna, Technicolor Ltd in Bangkok, and Cineteca di Bologna/L’Immagine Ritrovata laboratory, in close collaboration with Apichatpong Weerasethakul

ABOUT THE DIRECTOR

A soft mythical stillness pervades all of Apichatpong Weerasethakul’s films. The Thai director has been bringing his unique experimental formula to international cinema with the Palme d’Or-winning Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives (2010), and Cemetery of Splendour (2015), which was selected for the Un Certain Regard section at the Cannes Film Festival.

CAST & INFORMATION

Year:

2000

Language(s):

Thai

Producer:

Gridthiya Gaweewong, Mingmongkol Sonakul

Cast:

Duangjai Hiransri, Kongkiat Khomsiri, Saisiri Xoomsai

Screenwriter:

Apichatpong Weerasethakul

Contact Company:

Fondazione Cineteca di Bologna

Contact Email:

SCREENING INFO

Oldham Theatre
Sat, 23 Nov 2019 / 7:00 PM

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