The Thai visual artist Apichatpong Weerasethakul is better known as a director. Considered the most brilliant of his generation in his country, he is internationally recognized after winning multiple awards including the Palme d’Or at the Cannes Film festival in 2010 for Uncle Boonmee. We discover here how, born to two doctors in a small city in northern Thailand, he was able to find his way. He explains why, wanting first to become a veterinarian, he studied architecture before becoming the artist and filmmaker we know today.
Apichatpong Weerasethakul shares also the doubts in his career, even after winning the Jury Prize in the Cannes Film Festival. He then explains how he came to video art, which ultimately took more volume than cinema. He ends by giving advices on how to find his way as an artist. And finally explain why he decided to shoot his upcoming movie, Memoria, outside of Thailand.
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