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Blissfully Yours (2002)

Is there a better way to spend your afternoon than sitting around watching other people spend their afternoon?

I think not!

Apichatpong Weerasethakul’s Blissfully Yours is one of the most thought provoking, enchanting and poignant films made recently. However, you should avoid this film if you: A) lack patience, and B) lack patience. Don’t say I haven’t warned you!

Weerasethakul demonstrates his aptness to integrate his skills as an experimental artist into feature film, something that he and his Thai … (read more)

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Tropical Malady (2004)

Tropical Malady is a sophisticated, loving, humane, yet haunting film that explores the relationship between two beings. Like his previous film, Blissfully Yours, Weerasethakul constructs Tropical Malady through the juxtaposition of two related halves. However, in this case, the relation between the halves isn’t as overt.

Heed my warning: this film will linger on in your mind for weeks!

The first story looks at the courtship between two young men: Tong, an ice factory worker, and Keng, a soldier. … (read more)

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