Winner of a Golden Palm Award, renovator of fantastic cinema from a paused mise-en-scene and an imaginary that’s as powerful as it is day-to-day , Apichatpong Weerasethakul is such a restless and free soul that he usually combines feature length films with installations or shorts that he uses as a note pad for a new film. Mekong Hotel is in this last line. Shot during the time of the floods in Thailand, the film moves between documentary and fiction. It all happens at a hotel with a view of the Mekong River where, among others, a vampire mother is staying, giving rise to some practically gory moments that are unusual in its director’s filmography.


Apichatpong Weerasethakul

Bangkok, 1970. He grew up and got his degree in architecture in Khon Koen. He studied filmmaking in Chicago. Some of his most outstanding films: Tropical Malady (04) and Syndromes and a Century (06). He won the Cannes’ Golden Palm for Uncle Boonmee Recalls his Past Lives (10).

Technical information

Edition: 2012
Section: Noves Visions - Small format
Original language: Tai