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Apichatpong Weerasethakul All-Nighter (N/C 18+)

17 March

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Key

  • A Autism friendly
  • C Captioned
  • D Dementia friendly
  • Venue CCA Theatre
Location of CCA Theatre

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Best known for award-winning features such as Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives (2010), Thai filmmaker Apichatpong Weerasethakul creates sensual and otherworldly explorations into the intimate dreamscapes of talking monkey ghosts, shapeshifting creatures, sleeping soldiers and the deep, dark forests of northern Thailand. Exploring themes of memory and myth alongside issues of personal and national politics, his works weave together diverse influences such as horror, soap opera and science fiction, as well as American structuralist and avant garde film. 

GSFF presents twenty five of his short films and audio-visual installations, in one continuous all-night dream-screening. In the words of Giovanni Marchini Camia, Apichatpong "generates countless recurring elements within and across his films, constructing an organic cinematic universe that grows more complex and wide-reaching with every new release." Feel free to drift in and out of consciousness as each film bleeds into the next - mattresses will be provided.

This programme is generously supported by the Film and Television Studies Department, School of Culture and Creative Arts at the University of Glasgow.

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Vapour

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.

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  • Director Apichatpong Weerasethakul
  • Country Thailand, South Korea, China
  • Year 2015
  • Duration 21m
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La Punta

Part of ‘Future Reloaded’, a collective movie tribute to the 70th edition of the Venice Film Festival, 2013.

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  • Director Apichatpong Weerasethakul
  • Country Thailand
  • Year 2013
  • Duration 2m
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M Hotel

Two film crew members, visiting Hong Kong for the first time, spend the afternoon in their hotel room taking portraits of one another.

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  • Director Apichatpong Weerasethakul
  • Country Thailand, Hong Kong
  • Year 2011
  • Duration 12m
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Emerald (Morakot)

Emerald (Morakot) is a derelict and defunct hotel in the heart of Bangkok that opened in an economic boom.

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  • Director Apichatpong Weerasethakul
  • Country Thailand, Japan
  • Year 2007
  • Duration 11m
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Cactus River

A diary of Weerasethakul's visit to Nach and her husband in the United States.

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  • Director Apichatpong Weerasethakul
  • Country Thailand, United States
  • Year 2012
  • Duration 10m
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Worldly Desires

An experimental piece. A couple escape their family to look for a spiritual tree in the jungle, where there is a song at night.

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  • Director Apichatpong Weerasethakul
  • Country Thailand, South Korea
  • Year 2005
  • Duration 43m
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The Anthem

The Anthem presents a ‘cinema anthem’, a custom which blesses each cinema screening in honour of the King.

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  • Director Apichatpong Weerasethakul
  • Country Thailand, United Kingdom
  • Year 2006
  • Duration 5m
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Trailer for CinDi

A trailer made for CinDi Film Festival, South Korea, 2011. A tribute to childhood love for cinema, in which parting curtains can be a spectacle.

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  • Director Apichatpong Weerasethakul
  • Country Thailand, South Korea
  • Year 2011
  • Duration 2m
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Ablaze

A moving painting, brushed with black shadows on white. In a dark forest, a man blocks a woman's vision as a mysterious blaze burns bright.

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  • Director Apichatpong Weerasethakul
  • Country Thailand, Singapore
  • Year 2016
  • Duration 5m
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Vampire

Somewhere along the border of Thailand and Burma lives a creature called Nok Phii (Ghost Bird) that feeds on the blood of other animals.

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  • Director Apichatpong Weerasethakul
  • Country Thailand, France
  • Year 2008
  • Duration 19m
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Haunted Houses

An examination of media addiction in the Thai cultural landscape, scripted directly from two episodes of popular television show 'Tong Prakaisad'.

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  • Director Apichatpong Weerasethakul
  • Country Thailand
  • Year 2001
  • Duration 1h
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Thirdworld

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

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  • Director Apichatpong Weerasethakul
  • Country Thailand, United States
  • Year 1997
  • Duration 17m
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Empire

Has the diver been looking for something? Has someone else found it?

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  • Director Apichatpong Weerasethakul
  • Country Thailand, Austria
  • Year 2010
  • Duration 2m
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My Mother’s Garden

An impression of a Jewelry collection by Victoire de Castellane. Also a tribute to Weerasethakul's mother's garden, with its wild orchids' roots, bugs and other organisms.

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  • Director Apichatpong Weerasethakul
  • Country Thailand, France
  • Year 2007
  • Duration 7m
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Mobile Men

Two young men in a pickup truck are filming each other. Little by little, they film their full figures.

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  • Director Apichatpong Weerasethakul
  • Country Thailand
  • Year 2008
  • Duration 3m
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Ghost of Asia

A video installation collaboration between Apichatpong Weerasethakul and Christelle Lheureux, taking a recent tsunami as its starting point.

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  • Director Apichatpong Weerasethakul, Christelle Lheureux
  • Country Thailand
  • Year 2005
  • Duration 9m
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Monsoon

A video response to the earthquake and the tsunami which hit the Tohoku region of Japan on 11 March, 2011.

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  • Director Apichatpong Weerasethakul
  • Country Thailand
  • Year 2011
  • Duration 3m
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Luminous People

A group travels in a boat along Mekong River. It stretches along the Thai-Laos border which links the dead and the living.

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  • Director Apichatpong Weerasethakul
  • Country Thailand, Portugal
  • Year 2007
  • Duration 15m
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Nimit

Asked to make a film about the King, Weerasethakul decided instead to make a film about his life.

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  • Director Apichatpong Weerasethakul
  • Country Thailand
  • Year 2007
  • Duration 16m
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A Letter to Uncle Boonmee

The voices of three young men are heard. They repeat, rehearse, memorise a letter to a man named Boonmee.

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  • Director Apichatpong Weerasethakul
  • Country Germany, Thailand, United Kingdom
  • Year 2009
  • Duration 18m
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This and a Million More Lights

Hometown and foreign land, past and present, reality and memory are interlinked with each other through a series of superimposed images.

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  • Director Apichatpong Weerasethakul
  • Country Thailand
  • Year 2003
  • Duration 1m
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Malee and the Boy

A day in Bangkok spent by an eleven-year-old boy gathering sound-bites of the city.

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  • Director Apichatpong Weerasethakul
  • Country Thailand
  • Year 1999
  • Duration 27m
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Footprints

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

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  • Director Apichatpong Weerasethakul
  • Country Thailand, Mexico
  • Year 2014
  • Duration 6m
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Nokia Short

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

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  • Director Apichatpong Weerasethakul
  • Country Thailand
  • Year 2003
  • Duration 2m
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Mekong Hotel

Shifting between fact and fiction, a film-maker rehearses a movie expressing the bonds between a vampiric mother and daughter.

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  • Director Apichatpong Weerasethakul
  • Country Thailand, United Kingdom, France
  • Year 2012
  • Duration 56m
  • Certificate N/C 18+
  • Duration 7h
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