Godfather of Thai cinema returns to FACT
21 January 2009
Primitive is co-commissioned by FACT with Haus der Kunst, Munich and Animate Projects, and produced by Illuminations Films, London and Kick the Machine, Bangkok. The installation, which receives its UK premiere at FACT, is part of a massive multi-platform project taking place throughout the year, which also includes a feature film, two short films - one for cinema and one created specifically for the internet - and a book.
Primitive explores Apichatpong Weerasethakul's preoccupation with myth, dream and memory, recounting the last 48 hours in the life of Boonmee, a passionate yogi who is able to remember his former lives.