ABOUT THE FILMMAKERS
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Photo Credit : Kick the Machine Films
Sompot Chidgasornpongse (Boat) graduated with a bachelor’s degree in architecture from Chulalongkorn university, and an MFA in Film/Video from California Institute of the Arts (CalArts). His films explore the possibility of representing everyday life in a creative, critical, and thought-provoking way. They were shown at various international film festivals around the world, such as Oberhausen, Rotterdam, Viennale, Visions du Réel, Indielisboa, Signes de Nuit, etc. He’s also a Berlinale Talents, and Talents Tokyo alumnus. His first feature documentary, 'Railway Sleepers' had its world premiere in Documentary Competition at Busan International Film Festival, European premiere in the Forum section at Berlinale, and later at True/False, Sheffield, Melbourne IFF, RIDM, TIDF, and many other festivals worldwide.
Sompot has also been working closely with Apichatpong Weerasethakul as assistant director in many films, including 'Tropical Malady', 'Syndromes and a Century', 'Cemetery of Splendour', and most recently ’Memoria’. Sompot is now based in Bangkok and currently working on his new feature film.
2016 Railway Sleepers (102 minutes)
2010 Home Video (Made in Thai Town) (21 minutes)
2009 Storytelling (5 minutes)
2008 The Act of Repeating as a Basic Life Lesson (3.45 minutes)
2008 Diseases and a Hundred Year Period (20 minutes)
2008 Yesterday (13 minutes)
2007 Physical Therapy (1 minute)
2007 Landscape 101 01 1101 01... (28 minutes)
2006 8241.46 Miles Away From Home (6 minutes)
2006 Naoko Is Trying to Teach Me How to Make 'Tonkatsu' in 1 Minute (1 minute)
2006 ABC (3 minutes)
2005 Andaman (17 minutes)
2005 Bangkok in the Evening (16 minutes)
2004 To Infinity and Beyond (11 minutes)
2003 Auad Dee (10 minutes)
Apichatpong Weerasethakul (Joei) is a filmmaker, producer, and artist based in Chiang Mai, Thailand. Often non-linear, with a strong sense of dislocation, his works deal with memory, subtly addressed personal politics and social issues. They have won him widespread international recognition and numerous festival prizes, including a Palme d’Or from the Cannes Film Festival.
His latest works, 'Cemetery of Splendour' (a feature film) and 'Invisibility' (an installation), focus on dreams states and delusion. Recently with 'Fever Room', he engages live performance with video projections and theatrical mechanism. He's the founder of Kick The Machine Films, and now based in Chiang Mai.
FILMOGRAPHY (FEATURE FILMS)
2015 Cemetery of Splendour
2010 Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives
2006 Syndromes and a Century
2004 Tropical Malady
2003 The Adventure of Iron Pussy
2002 Blissfully Yours
2000 Mysterious Object at Noon