Award-winning filmmaker and artist, Apichatpong Weerasethakul will deliver a masterclass in Singapore. Through film clips and photographs, Apichatpong will provide insights into his practice and working methods, including how ideas of cinema, time, memory and politics are explored in his works; his sources of inspiration and how he maintains a spirit of experimentation and fun. Join us as one of the central figures in contemporary cinema shares his personal journey. 

APICHATPONG WEERASETHAKUL is the first filmmaker from Southeast Asia to win the Palme d'Or, the top award at the Cannes Film Festival. He began making short film and video works before shooting the documentary Mysterious Object at Noon. Since 1998, the filmmaker, who deals with memory and socio-political issues, has mounted exhibitions and installations in many countries. His art projects and feature films have won him numerous festival prizes and widespread international recognition. At the Festival of Cannes, Blissfully Yours won the prize Un Certain Regard in 2002 while Tropical Malady in Competition in 2004, received the Jury's Prize.

The Asian Film Archive Presents Apichatpong Weerasethakul Masterclass is co-sponsored by New York University Tisch School of the Arts Asia and Nanyang Technological University Wee Kim Wee School of Communication and Information, and in conjunction with the Singapore release of Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives which opens exclusively at The Picturehouse on 27 January 2011. The film is co-distributed by Cathay-Keris Films Pte Ltd and Lighthouse Pictures.


Mysterious Object at Noon (2000)
Blissfully Yours (2002)
The Adventure of Iron Pussy (2003)
Tropical Malady (2004)
Syndromes and a Century (2006)
Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives (2010)

Bullet (1994)
0116643225059 (1994)
Kitchen and Bedroom (1994)
Like the Relentless Fury of the Pounding Waves (1995)
thirdworld (1997)
Windows (1999)
Malee and the Boy (1999)
Haunted Houses (Thai Version) (2001)
Second Love in Hong Kong (2002)
Nokia Short (2003)
Farang Jai (2003)
This and a Million More Lights (2003)
Worldly Desires (2005)
Ghost of Asia (2005)
The Anthem (2006)
My Mother's Garden (2007)
Because (2007)
Luminous People (2007)
Emerald (2007)
Vampire (2008)
Mobile Men (2008)
A Letter to Uncle Boonmee (2009)
Phantoms of Nabua (2009)

Boys at Noon & Girls at Night (2000)
Secret Love Affair (For Tirana) (2001)
Narratives (2001)
Golden Ship & Sketch for Tropical Malady (2002)
Graf Videos (2004)
It Is Possible That Only Your Heart Is Not Enough To Find You A True Love (2004)
Ghost of Asia (Installation Version) (2005)
Waterfall (2006)
Faith (2006)
Unknown Forces (2007)
The Palace (2007)
Teem (2007)
Primitive (2009)

See also: Charity Screening of Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives, 15 Jan 2011, 7pm, The Cathay (Dhoby Ghaut)

Date & Time
17 Jan 2011 (Mon)
3:00pm – 6:00pm

Price (inclusive of tea reception)
$50 per person

NYU Tisch School of the Arts Asia
3 Kay Siang Road, Singapore 248923

To register
, please download the registration form here  and submit to info@asianfilmarchive.org.
Places for the masterclass are offered on a 'first-come-first-served' basis. Subject to availability, a confirmation email will be sent only upon receipt of registration form and payment.

6777 3243
6543 1643

Cash, GIRO or Cheque made payable to Asian Film Archive.

A penalty of the full cost of the masterclass will be imposed on participants who registered but did not attend. 

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