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Memoria

By Apichatpong Weerasethakul
19.06.22 – 29.06.22

The master of slow cinema Apichatpong Weerasethakul's latest film about a Scottish orchid grower (Tilda Swinton) visiting her sister in Bogotá won the jury prize in Cannes. Join us for the film's exclusive preview at Kunstnernes Hus Cinema!

Memoria addresses the sensory apparatus with such great power that it can only be experienced in cinemas.

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About the film

Jessica (Tilda Swinton) is a Scottish orchid grower visiting her sister in Bogotá. One day she begins to hear a mysterious bang, which no one else seems to hear. This sends her on an existential journey that, among other things, takes her to an archeological excavation site where rituals have taken place, and the meeting with a fish shell collector which is a medium for the dead's collective memory.

Memoria
is a beautiful, lingering and magical film. Weerasethakul is a master of magical realism, and manages to evoke great emotional depth of seemingly nothing. The film is full of long tableaux where almost everything seems to go in slow motion, but still the film becomes like a mystery where it is impossible to get bored. Images, composition, sound, light and other visual and narrative elements are sewn together in a seductive costume, by a director who goes much further in his slow cinema hypnosis than others at his international level dare.

About the filmmaker

Apichatpong Weerasethakul (b. 1970) from Thailand is an award-winning director who, among other things, has won several awards at the Cannes Film Festival. Blissfully Yours (2002) won the main prize in the Un Certain Regard program, Tropical Malady (2004) won the jury prize, while Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives (2010) was awarded the Palme d'Or in 2010. In 1999 he started the production company Kick The Machine, who produces many of his own films in addition to other experimental and hybrid films.