MYSTERIOUS OBJECT AT NOON
Director: Apichatpong Weerasethakul Run Time: 89 min. Release Year: 2000 Language: Thai
Starring: Duangjai Hiransri, Kannikar Narong, Kongkiat Khomsiri, Somsri Pinyopol, To Hanudomlapr
Apichatpong Weerasethakul brought an appetite for experimentation to Thai cinema with his debut feature, an uncategorizable work that refracts documentary impressions of his homeland through the surrealist concept of the exquisite corpse game. Enlisting locals to contribute improvised narration to a simple tale, Apichatpong charts the collective construction of the fiction as each new encounter imbues it with unpredictable shades of fantasy and pathos. Shot over the course of two years in 16 mm black and white, Mysterious Object at Noon established the director’s fascination with the porous boundaries between the real and the imagined.
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