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Blessings of Cinema: Apichatpong Weerasethakul

A portrait of Apichatpong Weerasethakul sitting in front of a grove of trees.
Apichatpong Weerasethakul

Blessings of Cinema: Apichatpong Weerasethakul

One of the world's preeminent filmmakers, Apichatpong Weerasethakul creates films that feel both earthy and oneiric, transfixing and lulling. Refracting Thai history and culture through prisms of myth, fantasy, and memory, Weerasethakul crafts beguiling narratives that carry the viewer along currents of dreams and desires. Across feature films, experimental shorts, and installations, he stages playful yet profound encounters between illusion and reality, the seen and the unseen, redefining the horizons of cinema in the process.

The Block Museum is proud to partner with the MFA in Documentary Media, the Department of Radio, Television, and Film, and the School of Communications at Northwestern to welcome Apichatpong Weerasethakul as a 2023 Hoffman Visiting Artist for Documentary Media.

Funded by a generous gift from Jane Steiner Hoffman and Michael Hoffman, this short-term filmmaker residency at Northwestern’s School of Communications will engage Weerasethakul in screenings, discussions, and student workshops, including 35mm presentations of his landmark feature films TROPICAL MALADY (2004) and SYNDROMES AND A CENTURY (2006).