Apichatpong Weerasethakul

Apichatpong Weerasethakul

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Film Festival Reports

TIFF 2018. WAVELENGTHS: BLUE BY APICHATPONG WEERASETHAKUL & ARENA BY BJÖRN KÄMMERER

By Aldo Padilla

Insomnia can be defined as an intermediate state between dream and reality. Apíchatpong builds or simulates this scenario through tableaux that slightly change the dream, the possibility of voluntarily changing what we see in this intermediate state, part of the will of staying in that limbo. The lead character of Blue turns around in a bed while there’s a flame that extends through her, but without burning her, an illusion generated by a transparent screen that seems to ward off the spectator from the privacy of the inaccessible dream. The fire moves forward and the screens keep changing, while Apichatpong transposes the ideas of his cinema and his installations in five minutes, where the color blue associated to a peaceful dream, appears sporadically to remind us that we’re in the night, something that counterpoises the crepuscular passages of the exchangeable paintings.

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Cannes

CANNES 2015: BALANCE

Por Mónica Delgado

Cannes es Cannes hasta el día mismo de la entrega de su Palmarés. Hace tiempo que este festival no hilvana algún tipo de coherencia entre la premiación y la calidad misma de los filmes presentados a lo largo de doce días

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Cannes

CANNES 2015: CEMETERY OF SPLENDOUR DE APICHATPONG WEERASETHAKUL

Por Mónica Delgado

Cemetery of Splendour es antes que nada un sorprendente filme de resistencia ante la intromisión violenta de la modernidad, que afecta cosmovisiones o actividades diarias como un simple juego de fútbol. Y Apichatpong Weerasethakul elige el poder del sueño como vehículo para que sus personajes comuniquen esta conexión de un mundo por recuperar.

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