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Apichatpong Weerasethakul


Apichatpong Weerasethakul (b. 1970, Bangkok) grew up in Khon Kaen, a city in the north east of Thailand. He has a degree in Architecture from Khon Kaen University and a Master of Fine Arts in Filmmaking from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. He has been making films and videos since the early 90s. He is one of the few filmmakers in ... See full bio »
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 2014 Short Plays (segment "Thailand")
 2013 Venice 70: Future Reloaded (Documentary)
 2012 Sakda (Documentary short)
 2012 Cactus River (Documentary short)
 2012/II Ashes (Short)
 2012 Mekong Hotel
 2011 Quattro Hongkong 2 (segment "M Hotel")
 2011 M Hotel (Short)
 2010 Empire (Short)
 2009 Phantoms of Nabua (Short)
 2009 A Letter to Uncle Boonmee (Short)
 2009/II Haiku (Short)
 2008 Stories on Human Rights (segment "Mobile Men")
 2008 Emerald (Documentary short)
 2008 Sud Vikal (Short)
 2007 State of the World (segment "Luminous People")
 2006 The Anthem (Short)
 2005 Ghost of Asia (Short)
 2005 Worldly Desires (Short)
 2001 Masumi Is a PC Operator (Short)
 2000 Boys at Noon (Short)
 1999 Malee and the Boy (Short documentary)
 1998 Thirdworld (Short)
 1994 0016643225059 (Short)
 1994 Kitchen and Bedroom (Short)
 1993 Bullet (Short)
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I was very shy, so I didn't really interact well with others. My friends were the kids of doctors, because we all lived in the hospital housing unit. Even now I like hospitals - that sterilised smell, it brings back all these memories. I'd see a lot of sick and dying people, but at the time, I didn't have a big philosophical way of thinking about illness and death. To me, it was just people - ... See more »

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Received his MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 1997. See more »

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The opening credits always come in several minutes into the film See more »

Nickname:

Joe

Star Sign:

Cancer

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