Apichatpong in the Woods

Theatre Image Forum

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Apichatpong Weerasethak is an artist and esteemed film director known for titles such as “Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives,” which received the prestigious Palme d’Or prize at Cannes Film Festival in 2010. In January this year his 2006 feature “Syndromes and a Century” was released in Japan for the first time and screened alongside a selection of other films by the director under the title “Apichatpong in the Woods.” His latest feature “Cemetery of Splendor” was also released in Japan in March. Furthermore, Weerasethak has participated in various art exhibitions and workshops this year, including “Saitama Triennale 2016” and “Apichatpong Weerasethakul: Ghosts in the Darkness,” currently showing at Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography.

For this event a total of nine films will be presented, including the musical comedy “The Adventure of Iron Pussy” (2003). Weerasethakul was a co-director on this film and it has a very different feel from his independent work. In addition, “Tongpan” (1976) and “Son of the North East” (1982), both films that that shine a light on Thai film history and depict the Isan region of Thailand, where Weerasethakul’s hometown is located, will screen. This is a unique chance to develop a deeper and more multifaceted understanding of this director’s work and of Thai film in general.

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from December 17, 2016 to January 13, 2017

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