OzAsia Retrospective: The films of Apichatpong Weerasethakul

OzAsia Retrospective: The films of Apichatpong Weerasethakul

Regarded as one of the world’s great living experimental filmmakers, Weerasethakul  is a master of both slow and non-linear cinema. His idiosyncratic films are often set in his home province of Isan, Thailand. Isan’s myths, memories, tensions with neighbouring Laos, as well as the unquiet ghosts of Thailand’s conflicted, militarised history, energise his storytelling while imbuing it with an unworldliness. His work also reflects his interest in contemporary visual art (he is also known for his installations).