Tag Archives: Apichatpong Weerasethakul

Electra, My Love

Be it Slovak, Hungarian or countries in South East Asia, their cinematic output requires a degree of cultural and historical context, with the addition of the former Czechoslovakia these marginalised nations make up the DNA of Second Run’s remit. Nuances naturally occur but the consistencies

Cinema Eclectica 73 – Well-made but Nauseating…

“Well-made but nauseating”. Is that about Shakespeare adaptations or us? We kick off with a long-awaited minority report for Apichatpong Weerasethakul’s “Cemetery of Splendor” before diving into business as usual – or near enough. Off The Shelf features Koreeda Hirokazu’s “Our Little Sister”, Richard Loncraine’s

Edvard Munch

As someone who works primarily in the documentary form, Peter Watkins probably doesn’t get asked where he gets his ideas.  Not that there’s any need to – his 1974 epic Edvard Munch, released on Blu-Ray by Eureka Masters of Cinema, is the story of an

Mysterious Object at Noon

The first film by Apichatpong Weerasethakul begins with a shot that approximates the feeling of tuning an analogue radio; mysterious, haunting, archaic and likely to land you somewhere you weren’t expecting. It’s a black-and-white tracking shot through the front window of a moving vehicle, with