Apichatpong Weerasethakul - FAITH

Thai filmmaker Apichatpong Weerasethakul is well known for his experimental, award-winning feature films (selected for numerous festivals including Cannes, Rotterdam and Berlin) which explore the relationships between memories, fantasy and reality.

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Apichatpong Weerasethakul

Apichatpong Weerasethakul
Artist (Bangkok)

Inspired by Thai soap operas, chat-shows and horror movies, Weerasethakul's films shift across genres and blur the boundaries between art and documentary. His video works, shown in the context of gallery installations, are short pieces which he refers to as 'sketches for feature films'. Together, all of his works create a continuously evolving dialogue, with recurring characters and motifs.

 

For the Liverpool Biennial International 06, Weerasethakul has created his most ambitious gallery project to date; a new, two-screen video installation in FACT's Gallery 2. FAITH (2006) is a tender portrait of lost love and transformation. Surrounded by perpetual change and the fear of new memories replacing old, a man dreams of an eternal place, where the image of his loved ones can live on. The film moves between the genres of romance and science fiction to create an intimate bid for remembrance and a poignant tribute to a city undergoing its own transformation.

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