Director: Apichatpong Weerasethakul Run Time: 126 min. Release Year: 2002 Language: Thai
Starring: Jenjira Pongpas, Kanitpat Premkij, Kanokporn Tongaram, Min Oo, Sa-gnad Chaiyapan
Innovative and enigmatic, BLISSFULLY YOURS is a languid celebration of the pleasures of the moment that follows a love affair in the jungle on the Thai-Burmese border. In Apichatpong Weerasethakul’s heady, sensual and playful film, a leisurely road trip and a picnic in the jungle give way to uninhibited emotion and eroticism.
“Between the obvious sexual acts, shots of hands and touch litter the second half with a less erotic yet equally profound meaning – Orn shown toying with her lover’s belly button; Roong creating a sticky rice cluster to hand-feed to Min. These small gestures, moments of minute but tender tactility, convey how the characters’ previous stresses are dissolved through simple touch. In the dialogue-sparse script, touch becomes the way in which desire, care, and bliss are expressed.” Katya Bolger
“Though little may happen in conventional narrative terms, at the level of sensual affect, the impact is all but overwhelming with the viewer drawn steadily and inexorably into the film’s swirling emotional eddies and the characters’ desperate attempts to find happiness in the interstices of everyday life and its alienating discontents.” Senses of Cinema