by Apichatpong Weerasethakul, France, Thailand 2018, 12'
SCREENPLAY:Jenjira Pongpas Widner   SOUND MIXING:Akritchalerm Kalayanamitr
PHOTOGRAPHY:Chatchai Suban   PRODUCER:Kasame Tidnaur, Philippe Martin, Dimitri Krassoulia
EDITING:Apichatpong Weerasethakul    

Presented at Lo schermo dell'arte Film Festival 2018
 A woman lies awake in the middle of the night. While she tosses and turns, a flame passes through her without burning her. The flame spreads and the panels continue to change, a blue associated with peaceful dreams appears sporadically to remind the viewer that it’s middle of the night. Outside her home is a set with theatre backdrops that represent the alternating landscapes of the state between dream and reality.
In this short film Apichatpong condenses themes of his cinema and installations, simulating a scenario in which the painted landscapes represent the possibility of voluntarily changing what we see when asleep and awake, and to voluntarily remain in that limbo.

Apichatpong Weerasethakul  
Apitchatpong grew up in Khon Kaen, in north-east Thailand. lives and works in Chiang Mai.
He began making film and short videos in 1994. Widelyknown for his art projects and movies, he won numerous festival prizes, including the Palme d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival in 2010, for the movie Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives. In 2005 he waspresented with one of Thailand’s most prestigious award, Silpatorn, and in 2008 the French Minister of Culture bestowedon him the medal of Chevalier de l’ordredes art et des lettres. He partecipated to the Venice Film Festival with the movie Syndromes and a Century
Apitchapong is also one of the 20 artists and filmakers commissioned to create a short film for the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Right to mark the 60th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.


Selected Filmography
2015 Cemetery of Splendour  2010 Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives  2006 Syndromes and a Century 2004Tropical Malady 

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