Work: A. Weerasethakul + screening A Letter to Uncle Boonmee

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Sylva Poláková: Apichatpong Weeraasethakul: Memory and “other" worlds and screening of A Letter to Uncle Boonmee

Accompanying programme to Phantoms of Nabua Exhibition: lecture on A. Weerasethakul
screening A Letter to Uncle Boonmee

Letter to Uncle Boonmee (2009, 17'50")
This short film is a personal letter describing Apichatpong Weerasethakul´s imagination of Nabua to Uncle Boonmee. The film consists of shots of house interiors in the evening. The houses are all deserted except for one, in which there is a group of young soldiers, played by some teens of Nabua. Two of them impersonate Apichatpong Weerasethakul by narrating the film. They repeat, rehearse and memorize a letter to a man named Boonmee. They tell him about a small community called Nabua where the inhabitants have abandoned their homes. The wind blows fiercely through the doors and windows, bringing with it a swarm of bugs. As evening approaches, the sky turns dark. The bugs scatter and the men are silent…

14.10 2010 7 p.m.
Dittrichova 9, Prague, CZ

Held in Czech

In cooperation with Film Distribution Artcam

Apichatpong Weerasethakul: Phantoms of Nabua
Work: Contemporary Thai Film

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