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Metaphors Selected Soundworks from the Cinema of Apichatpong Weerasethakul

Japan Release via Headz (CD) : 24 August 2017
EU & US via
Sub Rosa (CD, Double-Vinyl) : Late August 2017
Limited Edition Box Set: December 2017

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Primitive @ EYE Filmmuseum, Amsterdam
16 September - 3 December 2017

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The Serenity of Madness @ Sullivan Galleries, Chicago
16 September - 8 December 2017

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Sunshower @ Mori Art Museum, Tokyo
5 July -23 October 2017

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I remember as a schoolboy sitting in the dark watching a cartoon character succumb to malaria. He was bitten in the arm by a mosquito the size of his head. He trembled under the layers of blankets.

With civil unrest erupting repeatedly in Thailand in the course of the past decades, I have noticed that I started to sleep more. I have started to jot down my dreams. I have produced many movies, in dreams. In reality, people are being gunned down in the streets. Books are banned.

I write this film as a rumination on Thailand, a feverish nation. It will be the first film that takes place entirely in my hometown, Khon Kaen. It’s also a very personal portrait of the places that have latched onto me like parasites - the elementary school, the hospital, the library, the lake. Like the sleepers in this film, I shun the malady of reality, and together we take refuge in dreams of forever.

- Apichatpong Weerasethakul on Love in Khon Kaen

© 2017 Kick the Machine Films