30.09. - 09.10.2021

Mekong Hotel Thailand 2012 | 57 min | OV | Colour | FF 2012

Apichatpong Weerasethakul

Apichatpong Weerasethakul (*1970) studied architecture before switching in 1994 to film in Chicago. In 2010 he won the Golden Palm at Cannes for Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives.

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A hotel on the banks of the Mekong River that separates Thailand from Laos. Its bedrooms and terraces are the setting for little stories, told as slowly and gently as the river flows. The starting point is a film project by Apichatpong Weerasethakul himself about the "Pob spirits", man-eating beings from the local mythology. Intending to make this film, the director returns to the places of his youth with a small group of actors. Mekong Hotel is, however, neither a "making of" film, nor a formal story in the classical sense. It is an artistically constructed miniature about remembering and reality, life and death -- and how these worlds slowly intermingle.
Original title: Mekong Hotel
Film type: Fiction Feature
Original language: Thai
Language and subtitles: OV
Director: Apichatpong Weerasethakul
Screenplay: Apichatpong Weerasethakul
Cast: Jenjira Pongpas, Maiyatan Techaparn, Sakda Kaewbuadee, Apichatpong Weerasethakul, Chai Bhatana, Chatchai Suban
Producer: Keith Griffiths, Simon Field
Director of Photography: Apichatpong Weerasethakul
Music: Chai Bhatana
Production Design:
Editor: Apichatpong Weerasethakul
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Format: dcp
German Distributor:
World Sales: The Match Factory GmbH
Production: Illuminations Films


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