Dokfa nai meuman (Mysterious Object at Noon) 2000 Ages 15+

3.00PM Sun 15 Aug 2021 (1hr 25mins)
GOMA | Cinema A | Free

SYNOPSIS

Apichatpong Weerasethakul’s experiment in collective storytelling was inspired by the Surrealist game ‘Exquisite Corpse’, in which players draw a part of a picture (usually a figure), or write a line of a story, without awareness of the whole. Shooting ‘on the road’, the director and his small crew asked people they met throughout the country to contribute the next lines of a story about a handicapped boy and his tutor, a woman named Dogfar. The interviewees — muay thai kickboxers, grandmothers, video game-saturated school children — all participate enthusiastically, employing uniquely Thai modes of storytelling.

Ages 15+ | Adult themes

Restored in 2013 by The Film Foundation’s World Cinema Project and the Austrian Film Museum. Restoration works carried out at the Austrian Film Museum, LISTO laboratory in Vienna, Technicolor Ltd in Bangkok, and Cineteca di Bologna/L'Immagine Ritrovata laboratory, in close collaboration with Apichatpong Weerasethakul.

CREDITS

16MM, BLACK AND WHITE, DOLBY, 85 MINS, THAILAND, THAI (ENGLISH SUBTITLES) / DIRECTOR/SCRIPT: APICHATPONG WEERASETHAKUL / PRODUCERS: GRIDTHIYA GAWEEWONG, MINGMONGKOL SONAKUL, APICHATPONG WEERASETHAKUL / CINEMATOGRAPHER: GRIDTHIYA GAWEEWONG, APICHATPONG WEERASETHAKUL / CAST: DUANGJA HIRANSRI, KONGKEIRT KOMSIRI, SAISIRI XOOMSAI, SOMSRI PINYOPOL, TO HANUDOMLAPR/ EDITOR: MINGMONGKOL SONAKUL / PRINT SOURCE/RIGHTS: CINETECA DI BOLOGNA SCREENING FORMAT: DCP