Wednesday, January 05, 2011

Asian Film Archive Presents Apichatpong Weerasethakul Masterclass

Award-winning filmmaker and artist, Apichatpong Weerasethakul will deliver a masterclass in Singapore. Through film clips and photographs, Apichatpong will provide insights into his practice and working methods, including how ideas of cinema, time, memory and politics are explored in his works; his sources of inspiration and how he maintains a spirit of experimentation and fun. Join us as one of the central figures in contemporary cinema shares his personal journey.

Date & Time: 17 Jan 2011 (Mon), 3:00pm - 6:00pm
Price: (inclusive of tea reception) $50 per person
Venue: NYU Tisch School of the Arts Asia, 3 Kay Siang Road, Singapore 248923

To register: visit
Tel: 6777 3243 Fax: 6543 1643

APICHATPONG WEERASETHAKUL is the first filmmaker from Southeast Asia to win the Palme d'Or, the top award at the Cannes Film Festival. He began making short film and video works before shooting the documentary Mysterious Object at Noon. Since 1998, the filmmaker, who deals with memory and socio-political issues, has mounted exhibitions and installations in many countries. His art projects and feature films have won him numerous festival prizes and widespread international recognition. At the Festival of Cannes, Blissfully Yours won the prize Un Certain Regard in 2002 while Tropical Malady in Competition in 2004, received the Jury's Prize.

The Asian Film Archive Presents Apichatpong Weerasethakul Masterclass is co-sponsored by New York University Tisch School of the Arts Asia and Nanyang Technological University Wee Kim Wee School of Communication and Information, and in conjunction with the Singapore release of Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives which opens exclusively at The Picturehouse on 27 January 2011. The film is co-distributed by Cathay-Keris Films Pte Ltd and Lighthouse Pictures.

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