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東京都写真美術館 TOKYO PHOTOGRAPHIC ART MUSEUM

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Apichatpong Weerasethakul 2+1

Blissfully Yours
Tropical Malady
A.W. A Portrait of Apichatpong Weerasethakul

1F

Nov. 3Nov. 4, 2019

■Time Table
Nov. 3

 13:30   A.W. A Portrait of Apichatpong Weerasethakul (47min.)
 15:00  Blissfully Yours(126min.)
 17:30  Tropical Malady (118min) in conversation with Japanese sociologist Shinji Miyadai (60 min.) 


Nov. 4

 13:20   Tropical Malady (118min)
 15:40  Blissfully Yours(126min.)
 18:30  A.W. A Portrait of Apichatpong Weerasethakul (47min.) 
 19:40  A.W. A Portrait of Apichatpong Weerasethakul (47min.)



■Admission: All seats reserved; 1,300yen for each except Tropical Malady from 17:30 on Sunday, November 3, that is, 1,600yen
WEB

Nov. 3:https://t.livepocket.jp/e/tm1103
Nov. 4:https://t.livepocket.jp/e/tm1104



Culture Day with Apichatpong Weerasethakul
Japanese people celebrate the Culture Day on November 3. In this special day, two films directed by Apichatpong Weerasethakul - Blissfully Yours (2002) and Tropical Malady (2004) - will be screened with a documentary on him called A.W. A Portrait of Apichatpong Weerasethakul (2018) directed by Connor Jessup at the Tokyo Photographic Art Museum (TOP Museum) Hall.



Blissfully Yours
2002/Thai/color/35mm/126min./1:1.66/Thai with Japanese subtitle (NO English subtitle)
DIRECTOR: Apichatpong Weerasethakul
CAST: Kanokporn Tongaram, Min Oo, Jenjira Jansuda, Sa-gnad Chaiyapan,

©Courtesy of Kick the Machine Films


Roong longs for the day when she can be in the arms of her Burmese lover, Min, an illegal immigrant. She pays Orn, an older woman to take care of Min while she looks for a place for them to share their happiness. One afternoon, Min takes Roong to have a picnic in the jungle where they feel free to express their love. Meanwhile, Orn has also gone to the jungle with Tommy, her husband's co-worker.


This screening is organized by Tomo Suzuki Japan. Ltd. It is made possible by Kick the Machine Films in Thailand and the Japanese subtitled 35mm print is provided by Japan Community Cinema Center.



Tropical Malady
2004/Thai/color/35mm/118min./1:1.85/Thai with Japanese subtitle (NO English subtitle)
DIRECTOR: Apichatpong Weerasethakul
CAST: Banlop Lomnoi, Sakda Kaewbuadee

©Courtesy of Kick the Machine Films


Winner of the Special Jury Prize at the 2004 Cannes Film Festival and the Grand Prize at the 2014 TOKYO FILMeX, Tropical Malady is the lyrical and mysterious film by independent Thai filmmaker Apichatpong Weerasethakul. The film chronicles the mystical love affair between a young soldier and the country boy he seduces, soon to be disrupted by the boy’s sudden disappearance. Local legends claim the boy was transformed into a wild animal such as a tiger, and the soldier journeys alone into the heart of the Thai jungle in search of him.


This screening is organized by Tomo Suzuki Japan. Ltd. It is made possible by Kick the Machine Films in Thailand and the Japanese subtitled 35mm print is provided by Japan Community Cinema Center.



A.W. A Portrait of Apichatpong Weerasethakul
2018/Canada/color/video/47min./16:9/English with Japanese subtitle (NO Thai subtitle)
DIRECTOR: Connor Jessup
CAST: Apichatpong Weerasethakul, Connor Jessup

©Courtesy of Kick the Machine Films

Canadian actor and director Connor Jessup traveled to meet with Apichatpong in the Colombian jungle, where the Thai maverick was location scouting for his next project—which just last week was announced as a movie called Memoria, starring Tilda Swinton. The result of their time together, A.W. A Portrait of Apichatpong Weerasethakul, offers a rare glimpse into the filmmaker’s creative world and the passions that fuel his work. Check out the above trailer for the program, then head over to the Channel to watch the whole documentary alongside a sampling of Apichatpong’s films.

This screening is organized by Tomo Suzuki Japan. Ltd. It is made possible by Connor Jessup, Ashley Shields-Muir and Criterion Collection.

Lecture

Guest Talk (in Japanese)
Nov. 3 (Sun) , after the 17:30 screening
Guest (Tentative): Shinji Miyadai (Japanese sociologist)
*Japanese only, No translation