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There are so many stories already: On Memoria

Paying attention to the films of Apichatpong Weerasethakul always reveals something deeply immodest at their cores, despite their placable surfaces, beautiful visual arrangements and soundscapes. Tropical Malady (2004), for instance, begins as a coy, tentative romance, before a destabilising reset, which recasts the young men at its centre as figures in an allegorical tale of […]

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Why not continue?: On the many stories of “Syndromes and a Century.”

The cinema of Apichatpong Weerasethakul is one of stories growing out from and intruding upon other stories. In his debut, Mysterious Object at Noon, the director combines fiction and documentary to indulge in a Surrealist exercise, an exquisite corpse game, in which one story is appended to the end of another without attention being paid […]