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Memoria

Original Name: Memoria
English Name: Memoria
Year: 2021
Run Time: 136 Min
Language: English, Spanish
Type (Colour/ Black & White): Colour
Country: Colombia, Thailand, France, Germany, Mexico, Qatar
Director: Apichatpong Weerasethakul
Producer: Diana Bustamante, Julio Chavezmontes, Charles de Meaux, Simon Field, Keith Griffiths, Michael Weber, Apichatpong Weerasethakul
Cast: Tilda Swinton, Jeanne Balibar, Elkin Díaz, Juan Pablo Urrego, Daniel Giménez Cacho
Screenplay: Apichatpong Weerasethakul
Cinematographer: Sayombhu Mukdeeprom
Editor: Lee Chatametikool
Sound Designer: Akritchalerm Kalayanamitr
Music Composer: César López
Costume Designer: Catherine Rodríguez
Production Designer: Angélica Perea
Production Company: The Match Factory, Burning S.A.S., Kick The Machine, Illuminations Films (Past Lives)

Festivals:

  • Cannes FF 2021
  • Toronto IFF 2021
  • BFI London FF 2021
  • Karlovy Vary IFF 2021
  • IFF India 2021
  • Palm Springs IFF 2022

Director’s Selected Filmography:

  • 2015 Cemetery of Splendor
  • 2012 Mekong Hotel
  • 2010 Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives
  • 2006 Syndromes and a Century
  • 2004 Tropical Malady
  • 2002 Blissfully Yours

Director’s Biography:

Apichatpong Weerasethakul is recognised as one of the most original voices in contemporary cinema. His previous seven feature films, short films, installations and his recent live performance have 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. His 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 recognised as one of the best films of the last decade in several 2010 polls. Memoria is his first feature to be shot outside Thailand and with an international cast.

Synopsis:

Ever since being startled by a loud ‘bang’ at daybreak, Jessica is unable to sleep. 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.