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    Directed by Apichatpong Weerasethakul
    Colombia/Thailand/UK/France/Germany/Mexico/Qatar | 135 minutes | Awards Buzz – Best International Feature Film

Shaken by the recurring sound of a loud, jarring thud only she can hear, orchidologist Jessica Holland (Tilda Swinton) becomes immersed in the ancient mysteries of sound in this gloriously sensuous meditation on time, space and memory.

In competition for the FIPRESCI Prize.

film synopsis

In the middle of a sleepless night and without warning, it struck: a loud, violent thud, heard only by botanist Jessica Holland (Tilda Swinton) – a haunting sound that quickly overtakes her life. With the noise appearing more frequently and at random moments, Jessica enlists sound engineer Hernan to duplicate the mysterious thud in a recording studio. But even with an audio approximation, the sound persists and the question remains: is she losing her mind? Or could it be something else? As Jessica falls more out of sync with the world, she travels to the Colombian rainforests in search of the unknowable, forming a deeper understanding of permanence of sound and perhaps an unexpected answer to her mystery. A sensuously intriguing meditation on time, space and memory from modern master of global cinema Apichatpong Weerasethakul, Memoria is Colombia’s entry for the International Oscar®.

film details

Director: Apichatpong Weerasethakul
Producers: Diana Bustamante Escobar
Screenwriter: Apichatpong Weerasethakul
Cinematographers: Sayombhu Mukdeeprom
Editor: Lee Chatametikool
Music: César López
Cast: Tilda Swinton, Elkin Díaz, Jeanne Balibar, Juan Pablo Urrego, Daniel Giménez Cacho
Country: Colombia/Thailand/UK/France/Germany/Mexico/Qatar
Language: In English and Spanish with English subtitles.
Year: 2021
Running Time: 135 minutes
Director Filmography: Blue (2018), Cemetery of Splendor (2015), Mekong Hotel (2012), Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives (2010)
Awards: Jury Prize, Cannes Film Festival; Gold Hugo - Best Feature, Chicago International Film Festival
Primary Company: NEON
Website: https://neonrated.com/films/memoria

Film Festival 2022