Paris 2022 programme


Apichatpong Weerasethakul retrospective

From 2 to 8 May, the Rencontres Internationales Paris/Berlin invites you to the first retrospective in France of short and medium-length films by Apichatpong Weerasethakul, Jury Prize at the Cannes 2021 Festival and Palme d'Or at the 2010 Cannes Festival.

There will be 27 exceptional films to discover, the order of which was composed by the artist himself, so that this arrangement brings an unprecedented perspective on his work. Often non-linear, with a strong sense of dislocation, his works deal with memory and subtly address personal politics and social issues. This retrospective invites you to immerse yourself in Apichatpong Weerasethakul's exceptional trajectory since the 1990s.

The retrospective
Cinema on ARTE

Louxor Palais du cinéma
Programme # 1 - Monday 2 May, 9pm

The Anthem, 2006, 35mm, colour, 5 min
La Punta, 2013, DCP, colour, 2 min
M Hotel, 2011, Super 8 transferred to DCP, colour, 12 min
Emerald, 2007, Digital, single-channel installation version, colour, 11 min
Mobile Men, 2008, 35mm transferred to DCP, colour, 4 min
Cactus River, 2012, DCP, black and white / cocolouruleur, 10 min
Cinetracts, 2020, DCP, colour, 2:09 min
Footprints, 2014, DCP, colour, 6 min
Worldly Desires, 2005, DCP, colour, 43 min

Centre Pompidou
Programme # 2 - Wednesday 4 May, 7pm

Trailer for CinDi, 2011, DCP, colour, 2 min
Ashes, 2012, DCP, colour, 20 min
Vampire, 2008, DCP, colour, 19 min
Haunted Houses, 2001, DCP, colour, 60 min

Goethe-Institut Paris
Programme # 3 - Thursday 5 May, 6.30pm

Thirdworld, 1997, 16mm transféré en DCP, black and white, 17 min
Empire, 2010, 35mm transféré en DCP, colour, 2 min
My Mother’s Garden, 2007, DCP, colour, mute, 7 min
Ghost of Asia, collaboration avec Christelle Lheureux, 2005, DCP, colour, 9 min
Monsoon, 2011, mobile phone camera and computer camera transferred to DCP, colour, 3 min
Luminous People, 2007, Super 8 transferred to DCP, colour, 15 min
Nimit, 2007, HD, colour, 16 min
Blue, 2018, DCP, colour, 12.16 min
A Letter to Uncle Boonmee (Primitive project), 2009, colour, 18 min

Luminor Hôtel de Ville
Programme # 4 - Friday 6 May, 6pm

This and a Million More Lights, 2003, dv transferred to DCP, colour, muet, 1 min
Malee and the Boy, 1999, dv transféré en DCP, colour, 27 min
Nokia Short, 2003, Nokia phone transféré en DCP, colour, 2 min
Ablaze, 2016, HD, colour, 5 min
Mekong Hotel, 2012, HD to DCP, colour, 56 min

The European cultural channel offers 6 films per week and 80 short and feature films on every month.

With Asghar Farhadi, Leos Carax, Marco Bellocchio, Mia Hansen Love, Claire Denis, Valeria Bruni Tedeschi, auteur cinema is asserting itself on ARTE. The channel supports directors from all continents, encourages the emergence of new writing, allows the expression of singular visions of the world and encourages a cinema that is free, provocative and open to its time and its complexities.

Hitchcock, Murnau, Haneke, Kurosawa, Tati, Truffaut... Geniuses of the silent era or masters of sound, ARTE invites the great names of the seventh art onto its screens. A careful and surprising selection, alternating unmissable classics and little-known masterpieces. Cycles, retrospectives... And because there is no minor genre in the history of cinema, the channel also concocts westerns, thrillers, horror and science fiction films.

In 2016 ARTE launched ArteKino, the first free, multilingual and participatory digital offer entirely dedicated to European cinema available throughout Europe.

ARTE has co-produced the films directed by Apichatpong Weerasethakul: Cemetery of Splendour, Uncle Boonmee and Memoria. Uncle Boonmee will be available free of charge on from 1 May to 30 October 2022.

Apichatpong (Joe) Weerasethakul was born on 16 July 1970 in Thailand. He is an independent film director, screenwriter and producer, with a degree in architecture from Khon Kaen University and an MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. He has been making films and videos since the early 1990s.

His feature films include "Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives", which won the prestigious Palme d'Or at the 2010 Cannes Film Festival; "Tropical Malady", which won a Jury Prize at the 2004 Cannes Film Festival; "Blissfully Yours", which won First Prize in the Un Certain Regard programme at the 2002 Cannes Film Festival; and "Syndromes and a Century", which premiered at the 63rd Venice Film Festival and was the first Thai film to be entered into the competition.

FondéFounded in 1999, Kick the Machine Films is the studio of artist Apichatpong Weerasethakul, whose works deal with memory and subtly address personal political and social issues. Working independently of the Thai commercial film industry, Apichatpong has been active in promoting experimental and narrative hybrid cinema in Thailand and abroad. His art projects and feature films have earned him wide recognition and numerous festival awards. Currently, Kick the Machine Films also produces other filmmakers' projects and co-supports local film festivals.