Gradually, after a few hours of joking, improvisational shooting, plus a few days of editing, I found that the M and the Mekong had some traits in common. There exist opposing powers at a window pane and at a body of water. The world turns silent, for example, when you dive underwater or when you shield yourself inside a glass box. These two borders, under many circumstances, insulate intimacy and chaos, interior and exterior, separation and unification, savagery and refinement.
All these elements had merged in the film. Only the screen remains a border. Outside that window pane, I imagine that the city is flooded. The buildings and their windows are drifting past by, aimlessly.
Apichatpong Weerasethakul, February 20, 2011