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Memoria - English subtitled

Mysterious and meditative film by Thai film shaman Apichatpong Weerasethakul, with Tilda Swinton wandering through Colombia in search of the origin of a loud bang.

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Ever since being startled by a loud bang at daybreak only she seems to have heard, Jessica is unable to sleep. She goes in search of its origin, linking it with colonial history, the climate crisis and civil wars that still affect contemporary Colombia.

In Bogotá to visit her sister, she befriends Agnes, an archaeologist studying human remains discovered within a tunnel under construction. Jessica travels to see Agnes at the excavation site. In a small town nearby, she encounters a fish scaler, Hernan. They share memories by the river. As the day comes to a close, Jessica is awakened to a sense of clarity.

Apichatpong Weerasethakul’s (UNCLE BOONMEE WHO CAN RECALL HIS PAST LIVES, TROPICAL MALADY, CEMETERY OF SPLENDOUR) latest masterpiece is mysterious and unique, even by the director’s standards. Weerasethakul weaves his signature serene narrative style into a carefully designed land- and soundscape that captures the elusive genius of the locus with precise, perfect simplicity. Co-winner of the Jury Prize at the Cannes Film Festival.

Apichatpong Weerasethaku, China, Colombia , Germany, France, Mexico, Thailand, Switzerland, 2021, 136 min. English & Spanish spoken, Dutch subtitles. With Tilda Swinton, Elkin Díaz, Jeanne Balibar, Juan Pablo Urrego, Daniel Giménez Cacho.
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