Memoria. 2021. Colombia/Thailand/Great Britain/France/Germany/Mexico/Qatar. Written and directed by Apichatpong Weerasethakul. With Tilda Swinton, Elkin Díaz, Jeanne Balibar. In English, Spanish; English subtitles. 136 min.
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Watching films by Cannes Palme d’Or winner Apichatpong Weerasethakul (Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives) is often a transcendent experience. At the heart of the director’s first feature shot outside his native Thailand is a mysterious loud thump. An English woman in Bogotá (Tilda Swinton), haunted by the sound’s ghostly recurrence, is determined to identify its source. A hypnotic soundscape and transfixing long takes follow her investigation from city to countryside, as she encounters a world at once real and phantom, material and immaterial, where what is present, future, or timeless is a matter of one’s state of mind. Once again, Apichatpong presents an alternate universe in which spirits, aliens, and humans form a fluid union. Winner of the Jury Prize at the Cannes Film Festival