Sioux Falls State Theatre Wed, Sep 14 7:00 PM
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Film Info
Release Year:2021
Runtime:2 hr 16 min (136 min)
Science Fiction
Format:4K DCP
Assistive Moviegoing:Closed Captioning
Assistive Listening
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Apichatpong Weerasethakul
Cast:Tilda Swinton
Agnes Brekke
Daniel Giménez Cacho
Jerónimo Barón
Juan Pablo Urrego
Produced By:Apichatpong Weerasethakul
Tilda Swinton
Screenwriter:Apichatpong Weerasethakul
Music By:César López


Exclusive theatrical screening. Part of a roadshow-style film tour!

From the extraordinary mind of Palme D’or winning director Apichatpong Weerasethakul, and starring Academy Award winner Tilda Swinton, comes a bewildering drama about a Scottish woman, who, after hearing a loud ‘bang’ at daybreak, begins experiencing a mysterious sensory syndrome while traversing the jungles of Colombia.

Directors Note's

"As a kid I was drawn to jungles, animals, and mountains. During the 70s, I grew up reading novels about hunters looking for treasures from lost civilisations. However, Thailand does not possess ancient empires full of gold, nor headhunter tribes, nor anacondas. Forty years later, I am still drawn to such landscapes but they are covered now with layers of other stories. I am attracted to the history of Latin America as if it was a missing part of my youth. I have come to Colombia to collect expressions and memories, not the Amazonian gold. I am deeply in debt to the individuals I have met in various cities, from psychologists, archaeologists, engineers, activists, to junk collectors.


Another important factor in the birth of this project is my own hallucination. While researching, I often heard a loud noise at dawn. It was internal and has occurred in many of the places I visited. This symptom is inseparable from my exposure to Colombia. It has formed the basis of a character whose audio experience synchronises with the country’s memory. I imagine the mountains here as an expression of people’s remembrances through centuries. The massive sierras, with their creases and creeks, are like the folds of the brain, or the curves of sound waves. With the scores of acts of violence and trauma, the terrain inflates and trembles, to become a country with never- ending landslides and earthquakes. The film itself is also seeking for a balance in this active topography. Its skeletons, the images and sounds, are shaken out of place. Perhaps this is a ‘sweet spot’ where I and this film can synchronise, a state where delusion is the norm."

- Apichatpong Weerasethakul


"Memoria finds writer-director Apichatpong Weerasethakul branching out into English-language filmmaking without forsaking any of his own lyrical cinematic vocabulary."

"Apichatpong Weerasethakul’s latest is more elusive and even more enveloping than his other beguiling films."
Chicago Reader

""Memoria" plays out almost like a hallucination... This enigmatic film is more attuned to mood than narrative. But even if "Memoria" is perplexing, it is also incredibly provocative and quietly powerful."

"Like all of Weerasethakul’s movies, Memoria leaves you feeling like an out-of-body adventurer, tethered by only a slender thread of consciousness to the physical form in the movie seat."
TIME Magazine

"Designed and deserving to be seen big and loud, Memoria is a hypnotic, unquantifiable, occasionally inpenetrable sonic odyssey from a unique cinematic voice."
Empire Magazine

"Rarely have a filmmaker and performer been so completely on the same page as Tilda Swinton and Apichatpong Weerasethakul are here."

"It is cinema that, if you let it, can check our heartbeats, frustrate our minds and connect with our very souls."

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