Apichatpong Weerasethkul has been busy making a short film, which will premier at the Jeonju International Film Festival in Korea.
It's back to the jungle once more for the Tropical Malady director. According to his website, Kick the Machine, it's a "once upon a time" story, about "a group of people who went into the jungle with a truck full of lights." Here's more:
Their activities fascinated the unidentified creatures. They cherished the human's process long after the actual humans had left. The energy of desire lingered. This desire was so strong that the creatures transformed their appearance to resemble the humans, long after the human race became extinct. The creatures, trees, and the earth released their memories and recreated the world they did not possess.
It's part of anthology project that also involved Shinya Tsukamoto (Haze) and Song Il-Gon's (The Magicians). Twitch praises the project by "three fantastic directors with very different styles that ... will work very well together."
Song's effort looks very theatrical and I'm intrigued by it being a one take film, Worldly Desires reminds me a lot of the fantastic Tropical Malady and just what is that in shot number five from Haze!?! Tsukamoto's got something odd up his sleeve ...
The festival list is bit laborious to navigate, but experimental seems to be the watchword, judging from the one other Thai entry I uncovered, Birth of the Seanama by Sasithorn Ariyavicha.
(Cross-published at Rotten Tomatoes)