Mysterious Object at Noon
DIRECTOR: APICHATPONG WEERASETHAKUL
CINEMATOGRAPHY - PRASONG KLIMBORRON AND SAYOMBHU MUKDEEPROM
EDITING - TONY MORIAS AND APICHATPONG WEERASETHAKUL
SOUND - SIROTE TULSOOK PAISIT
World-renowned Thai filmmaker and artist Apichatpong Weerasethakul (Cannes Film Festival Palme d’or winner for his Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives) established his idiosyncratic flair and cinematic boldness right off the bat with his supremely confident 16mm-shot debut. A documentary fiction hybrid following the denizens of a small village outside Bangkok, the film is told in an “exquisite corpse” style, with one villager handing the story off to the next and so on.
Restored in 2013 by the Austrian Film Museum and Cineteca di Bologna/L’immagine Ritrovata laboratory, in association with the Film Foundation’s World Cinema Project, LISTO laboratory in Vienna, Technicolor Ltd in Bangkok, and Apichatpong Weerasethakul. Restoration funded by Doha Film Institute.