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Thai filmmaker Apichatpong Weerasethakul has seen his acclaim in the international film community rise steadily since his feature filmmaking debut in 2000, winning awards for a filmography that includes Sud Malad, aka Tropical Malady, Sang Sattawat, aka Syndromes and a Century, and Sud Sanaeha, aka Blissfully Yours. This culminated in Weerasethakul winning the Palme d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival in 2010 for Loong Boonmee raleuk chat, aka Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives. Having not made a feature film since 2012, Weeresathakul emerged once again at the Cannes Film Festival earlier this year with a brand new feature. Titled Rak ti Khon Kaen, or Cemetery of Splendour, the film’s synopsis is as follows.
Soldiers with a mysterious sleeping sickness are transferred to a temporary clinic in a former school. The memory-filled space becomes a revelatory world for housewife and volunteer Jenjira, as she watches over Itt, a handsome soldier with no family visitors. »
- Deepayan Sengupta
Susanne Bier Oscar winner 'In a Better World' director Susanne Bier Susanne Bier, whose In a Better World won the 2011 Best Foreign Language Film Academy Award, is seen above on the 83rd Academy Awards' Red Carpet, just outside the Kodak Theatre. The other 2011 Oscar nominees in the Best Foreign Language Film category were: Rachid Bouchareb's Outside the Law / Hors-la-loi (Algeria). Alejandro González Iñárritu's Biutiful (Mexico). Yorgos Lanthimos' Dogtooth (Greece). Denis Villeneuve's Incendies (Canada). As in previous years, several international favorites were left out of the 2011 Best Foreign Language Film Oscar competition. Among these were the following: Xavier Beauvois' French Academy César winner Of Gods and Men / Des hommes et des dieux (France). Semih Kaplanoglu's 2010 Berlin Film Festival winner Bal / Honey (Turkey). Apichatpong Weerasethakul's 2010 Cannes Film Festival winner Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives / Loong Boonmee raleuk chat (Thailand). Prior to In a Better World, »
- D. Zhea
2 items from 2015
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