-The first of the two films that were screened at Cannes is Mekong Hotel, which clocks in at a little over an hour. Daniel Kasman wrote about the film over at MUBI Notebook in an enticing piece.
-The other film, Ashes, can actually be viewed for free online. Jittery and primitive in its visual quality, it was created with the LomoKino camera as part of a collaboration between Apichatpong, LomoKino and MUBI. Disorienting and beautiful.
-Also over at the Notebook is a wonderful interview with Apichatpong by Kasman about these new pieces and his work methods.
|A jungle straight out of Apichatpong's cinema...in Northern Ontario.|