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Thai director Apichatpong Weerasethakul, who won Palme d’Or at the 2010 Cannes Film Festival with Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall Past Lives, has a new job! We’ve just learned that Weerasethakul is seeking financing and production partners for his next project titled Cemetery of Kings, which means we’ll soon have another powerful story that will (this time) take us to the “dream-land”. An official entry at the Asia Film Financing Forum at Filmart, Cemetery of Kings story is set in a small town on the Mekong River in northern Thailand, where 27 soldiers come down with a strange sleeping sickness. According to THR, Apichatpong is...
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It's coming on three years since filmmaker Apichatpong Weerasethakul bewitched audiences with his strange, cryptic and beautiful Palme d'Or-winning "Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall Past Lives." The movie became a critical darling, and as much as a movie can that features fish sex, it brought the director to a broader international audience. But the filmmaker hasn't been in a hurry to make a followup, and over the past couple of years has been focused on art installations and shorts (including the rather tepid "Mekong Hotel" which played Cannes last year), but it looks like he's now ready to tackle another feature. THR reveals that Weerasethakul is now seeking financing and production partners for "Cemetery Of Kings," a project that sounds exactly like something you would expect from the director. 'Boonmee' & "Syndromes & A Century" star Jenjira Widner will play a nurse who cares for 27 soldiers who suffer from sleeping sickness in a town along the Mekong. »
- Kevin Jagernauth
2 items from 2013
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