Apichatpong Weerasethakul


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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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(2015)
Memoria Director
(2021)
Tropical Malady Director
(2004)

Filmography

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 2021 Night Colonies (Short)
 2021/I Memoria
 2021 The Year of the Everlasting Storm (segment "Night Colonies")
 2018/XIII Blue (Short)
 2018 Ten Years Thailand (segment "Song of the City")
 2016 Art Through Our Eyes (Short) (segment "Ablaze")
 2015 Vapour (Short)
 2014 Short Plays (segment "Thailand")
 2012 La faute à Rousseau (TV Series short) (1 episode)
- Sakda (2012)
 2012 Monsoon (Short)
 2012 Cactus River (Documentary short)
 2012 Sakda (Documentary short)
 2012/II Ashes (Short)
 2012 Mekong Hotel
 2011 M Hotel (Short)
 2011 3.11 Sense of Home (Documentary) (segment "Monsoon")
 2011 Quattro Hongkong 2 (segment "M Hotel")
 2010 Empire (Short)
 2009/II Haiku (Short)
 2009 Phantoms of Nabua (Short)
 2009 A Letter to Uncle Boonmee (Short)
 2008 Emerald (Documentary short)
 2008 Prosperity for 2008 (Short)
 2008 Sud Vikal (Short)
 2008 Stories on Human Rights (segment "Mobile Men")
 2007 Nimit (Short)
 2007 Teem (Documentary short)
 2007 State of the World (segment "Luminous People")
 2007 My Mother's Garden (Short)
 2006 The Anthem (Short)
 2005 Ghost of Asia (Short)
 2005 Worldly Desires (Short)
 2003 Nokia Short (Short)
 2003 46664 - 1 Minute of Art to Aids (Video short) (segment "This and a Million More Lights")
 2001 Masumi Is a PC Operator (Short)
 2000 Boys at Noon (Short)
 2000 Mysterious Object at Noon (Documentary)
 1999 Malee and the Boy (Short documentary)
 1999 Windows (Short)
 1999 Thirdworld (Short)
 1994 0016643225059 (Short)
 1994 Kitchen and Bedroom (Short)
 1993 Bullet (Short)
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Parents:

Weerasethakul, Suwat | Weerasethakul, Arun
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Personal Quote:

[on the success of Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives (2010)] I liked it because there were so many personal references, but I didn't think they could translate to the audience. Some of my other films I can understand why they got a reaction because there are certain things in them cinematically; but Uncle Boonmee, it's such a strange one. See more »

Trivia:

Worked as an architect and multi-media artist before becoming a filmmaker. 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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