Join us in the ICA Auditorium for a screening of MEMORIA. From the extraordinary mind of Palme D’or–winning director Apichatpong Weerasethakul, and starring Academy Award winner Tilda Swinton, comes a bewildering drama about a Scottish woman who, after hearing a loud ‘bang’ at daybreak, begins experiencing a mysterious sensory syndrome while traversing the jungles of Colombia. The screening will be followed by a conversation with Sheree Chen (VCUarts Cinema), Josh Tyree (VCUarts Cinema), and Oliver Speck (VCU MATX Program). Doors open at 5 PM with the program starting at 5:30 PM. Light snacks will be served.
About the Director:
Apichatpong Weerasethakul has come to be recognized as one of the most original voices in Asian and world cinema. His previous feature films, short films, and installations won him widespread international recognition and numerous awards, including the Cannes Palme d’Or in 2010 with UNCLE BOONMEE WHO CAN RECALL HIS PAST LIVES. Apichatpong’s TROPICAL MALADY won the Cannes Competition Jury Prize in 2004, and BLISSFULLY YOURS won the Cannes Un Certain Regard Award in 2002. SYNDROMES AND A CENTURY (2006) was recognized in several 2010 polls as one of the best films of the past decade. MEMORIA, is the first feature he made outside Thailand and the first with an international cast. Born in Bangkok, Apichatpong grew up in Khon Kaen in northeastern Thailand. He began making films and video shorts in 1994 and completed his first feature in 2000. He has also mounted exhibitions and installations in many countries since 1998 and is now recognized as a major international visual artist. Apichatpong’s first live performance, “Fever Room” (2015), has been presented at major theatrical venues and festivals in Gwangju, Brussels, Paris, Berlin, Vienna, Tokyo, and other cities.