BANGKOK — It’s a rare chance to see internationally acclaimed filmmaker Apichatpong Weerasethakul’s films in Thailand. But his very first feature will be show Friday along with other five independent movies for free this weekend.
Before winning Cannes’ top prize in 2010, Apichatpong experimented with several narrative techniques that won praise for his unique style.
From 2000, “Mysterious Object at Noon” was Apichatpong’s first experimental documentary using the exquisite corpse technique by blending collections of words with images as the film crew traveled across Thailand and interviewed people to tell a continuous story.
The film shows Friday followed by films by other young independent filmmakers on the following nights such as Santi Taepanich’s “Altailand” and Danial Hui’s “Eclipses.”
The screenings are part of the Low Fat Art Festival, which is introducing a cinematic category this year. The films were selected for their creativity and interesting storytelling techniques.
Admission is free. All films start at 7:30pm, Friday through Sunday, and will be shown with English subtitles and the schedule is available online.
Thong Lor Art Space is a five-minute walk from BTS Thong Lo exit No. 1.