march 16–26

Programme

Memoria
Memoria
2021 Colombia, Thailand, United Kingdom, Mexico, France, Germany, Qatar 136 min N-13
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Ever since being startled by a loud ‘bang’ at daybreak, Jessica (Tilda Swinton) is unable to sleep. In Bogotá to visit her sister, she befriends Agnes, an archaeologist studying human remains discovered within a tunnel under construction. Jessica travels to see Agnes at the excavation site. In a small town nearby, she encounters a fish scaler, Hernan. They share memories by the river. As the day comes to a close, Jessica is awakened to a sense of clarity.

“The initial ‘bang’ awakens not only Tilda Swinton's character in the film, but also it’s spectator, giving a sharp awareness to the soundscapes of the Colombian cities and jungles where Memoria takes place. What Weerasethakul achieves with this title, as with many previous, is the almost impossible precision in communicating feelings and thoughts through subtle reverb of image, sound and story.” (Ignė Smilingytė)

World Premiere: Cannes Film Festival, Official Competition, 2021
Awards: Jury prize, Cannes, 2021. 
Director's biography
Apichatpong Weerasethakul (b. 1970 in Bangkok, currently lives and works in Chiang Mai, Thailand) has been making films videos and art instalations since the early 1990s. Working independently of the Thai commercial film industry, he is active in producing and promoting experimental and independent filmmaking through his company „Kick the Machine“, which he founded in 1999. In 2004 he received Cannes Film Festival Grand Jury Prize for Tropical Malady (“Kino Pavasaris”), and Palme d'Or for Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives in 2010. His oeuvre was presented in Lithuania in 2018 with the solo exhibition in CAC and the retrospective in “Skalvija”.

7.3
Total votes: 41
Director(s) - Apichatpong Weerasethakul
Screenwriter(s) - Apichatpong Weerasethakul
Actors - Tilda Swinton, Elkin Díaz, Jeanne Balibar, Juan Pablo Urrego, Daniel Giménez Cacho
Producer(s) - Apichatpong Weerasethakul, Diana Bustamante, Simon Field, Keith Griffiths, Charles de Meaux, Michael Weber, Julio Chavezmontes
Cinematographer - Sayombhu Mukdeeprom
Editor(s) - Lee Chatametikool
Sound - 
Composer(s) - César López
Sales agent -
Distributor - Kino Pavasaris Distribution
Production company -
Translation - Narius Kairys
Dialogues - Spanish, English
Subtitles - Lithuanian, English
Director's biography
Apichatpong Weerasethakul (b. 1970 in Bangkok, currently lives and works in Chiang Mai, Thailand) has been making films videos and art instalations since the early 1990s. Working independently of the Thai commercial film industry, he is active in producing and promoting experimental and independent filmmaking through his company „Kick the Machine“, which he founded in 1999. In 2004 he received Cannes Film Festival Grand Jury Prize for Tropical Malady (“Kino Pavasaris”), and Palme d'Or for Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives in 2010. His oeuvre was presented in Lithuania in 2018 with the solo exhibition in CAC and the retrospective in “Skalvija”.

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