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Mekong Hotel

Apichatpong Weerasethakul 2012
Thailand | Format: HD | color | sound | 60 minutes

A portrait of a hotel near the Mekong River in the north-east of Thailand. The river there marks the border between Thailand and Laos. In the bedrooms and terraces, Apichatpong held a rehearsal with his crew for a movie that he wrote years ago called Ecstasy Garden. The film shuffles different realms, fact and fiction, expressing the bonds between a vampire-like mother and her daughter, the young lovers and the river. Since it was shot at the time of the heavy flooding in Thailand, the film also weaves in layers of demolition, politics, and a drifting dream of the future.

Screening as part of the program Phantom Residence

Venue: Howard Gilman Theater

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