Weerasethakul, Apichatpong

Apichatpong Weerasethakul (1970 – )

泰國, 曼谷
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Mysterious Object at Noon (人造傳說, 2000)

Blissfully Yours (極樂森林, 2002)

The Adventures of Iron Pussy (鐵雞諜網種情花, 2003) (合導)

Tropical Malady (夏夜迷情, 2004)

Syndromes and a Century (世紀症候群, 2006)

Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives (波米叔叔的前世今生, 2010)

Mekong Hotel (湄公旅館, 2012)

Cemetery of Splendour (浮華塚, 2015)

1 comment to Weerasethakul, Apichatpong

  • Free Thai Cinema Movement Petition
    Statement by Apichatpong Weerasethakul
    *with Bioscope, the Thai Film Foundation, Thai Film Director’s
    Association, and Alliances.*

    I am saddened by what has happened to my film. However, this is not the
    venue to try to make SYNDROMES AND A CENTURY shown in Thai theaters. It
    is not my intention to use this opportunity to promote my work.
    But, it is time to seriously think about what is going on with our
    censorship laws, so that the next generation of filmmakers will not face
    the same problems as us, and so that the Thai audiences can truly
    achieve a freedom of choice.

    It is time we discuss whether all films, before being released, should
    be seen by the Buddhist council, doctors council, teachers council,
    labor council, the army, pet lovers group, taxi union, representatives
    from other foreign countries etc? Or, is it easier to turn our nation
    into a Fascist state so that we can live in harmony and don’t have to
    waste time talking about democracy?

    The system of the Thai Board of Censors needs to be evaluated. Their
    members’ relevancy and efficiency needs to be questioned, and we should
    decide whether the laws should be changed.

    I would like to ask you to reflect on the censorship practices in our
    country and to provide us with advice at

    Later on, this Petition will be submitted to the Thai government. Your
    support will be a great contribution to our fight for one of our most
    basic rights – that of freedom.

    I am grateful for your time and your participation. Thank you very much.