a film by Apichatpong Weerasethakul. In English and Spanish with German subtitles.

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Apichatpong Weerasethakul cros­ses the glo­be and chan­ges lan­guages in his latest fea­ture – but Colombia turns out to be some­thing like a spi­ri­tu­al dou­ble for his home turf of Thailand, as we’re in very fami­li­ar Apichatpong ter­ri­to­ry here.
Speaking Spanish most of the time, Tilda Swinton is an ide­al fit for the director’s ima­gi­na­ti­ve uni­ver­se and is per­fect­ly attu­n­ed to his cha­rac­te­ristic pacing and tone. She plays Jessica, an orchid spe­cia­list working in Medellín who finds hers­elf haun­ted and baf­f­led by stran­ge ban­ging sounds – are they in the world out­side, or insi­de her head? Attempting to sol­ve the ridd­le, she con­sults a sound spe­cia­list, who pro­ves oddly elu­si­ve, then later heads off into the coun­try­si­de, whe­re she meets a man who – like the hero of Borges’s sto­ry Funes the Memorious – claims never to for­get any­thing.
With a sur­pri­sing modern jazz inter­lude and an altog­e­ther breath­ta­king pay­off, MEMORIA is a poe­tic inquiry into sound, time, and memo­ry, and ano­ther of Apichatpong’s essays on our inter­ac­tion with the stran­gen­ess of the natu­ral world; it’s also, inci­den­tal­ly, a remin­der that Colombia is tra­di­tio­nal­ly the home of Latin American magi­cal rea­lism. Jeanne Balibar and ZAMA’s Daniel Gimenez Cacho co-star. (Jonathan Romney)


CO, TH, GB, MX, FR, CN, TW 2021, 136 Min., spa­nisch, eng­li­sche OmU
Regie : Apichatpong Weerasethakul
Kamera: Sayombhu Mukdeeprom
Schnitt: Lee Chatametikool
: Tilda Swinton, Elkin Díaz, Jeanne Balibar, Juan Pablo Urrego, Daniel Giménez Cacho, Agnes Brekke

MEMORIA (Deutscher Trailer) | Ab dem 5. Mai im Kino & ab 5. August auf MUBI

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