Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Thai filmmaker Apichatpong Weerasethakul won Cannes' Palme d'Or prize this year for his new film, Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives. Apichatpong, who also goes by "Joe", studied at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and is a Facets fan from way back. He recently sent us a list of his top ten favorite films. Check them out below!

Apichatpong Weerasethakul's Top Ten:

The Unchanging Sea (D.W. Griffith, 1910)
Luk e-san (Son of the Northeast) (Vichit Kounavudhi, 1982)
Women Workers Leaving the Factory (José Luis Torres Leiva, 2005)
The Conversation (Francis Ford Coppola, 1974)
Valentin de las Sierras (Bruce Baillie, 1971)
Love Streams (John Cassavetes, 1984)
Goodbye Dragon Inn (Ming-liang Tsai, 2003)
Satantango (Bela Tarr, 1994)
Salò, or the 120 Days of Sodom (Pier Palo Pasoloni, 1975)
Chelsea Girls (Andy Warhol, 1966)


We highly, highly, highly (yes, three times) recommend his other films Mysterious Object at Noon (2000), Tropical Malady (2004), Blissfully Yours (2002) and Syndromes and a Century (2006). He creates dreamy landscapes that float through time unlike any other! And let's not forget The Adventures of Iron Pussy (2003)!

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