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Apichatpong Weerasethakul

1970, Bangkok

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Apichatpong Weerasethakul is an independent film director, screenwriter, and film producer –he founded Kick the Machine in 1999–, who presents his productions both in cinema circuits and contemporary art scene. The main themes he reflects include dreams, nature, sexuality, and Western perceptions of Thailand and Asia. All of them are displayed in unconventional narrative structures, light and time. Feature films include Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives, winner of the 2010 Cannes Film Festival; Tropical Malady, Jury Prize at the 2004 Cannes Film Festival; Blissfully Yours, top prize in the Un Certain Regard program at Cannes 2002; Syndromes and a Century, which premiered at the 63rd Venice Film Festival and was the first Thai film to be entered in this competition; or Cemetery of Splendour, which premiered in the Un Certain Regard section at Cannes 2015. Among his installations in art centers stand out the shows at Tate Modern, London, 2016; SCAI Bathouse, Tokyo, 2014; Hangar Bicocca, Milan, 2013; UC Berkeley Art Museum, Berkeley, 2013; or The New Museum, New York, 2011. He has also participated in the 11th Sharjah Biennial; Documenta 13; VideoZone 4; or the 7th International Istanbul Biennial, to name but a few.