MEKONG HOTEL

By Apichatpong WEERASETHAKUL

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unknown - Completed 2012

Shifting between fact and fiction in a hotel situated along the Mekong River, a filmmaker rehearses “Ecstasy Garden“, a film expressing the bonds between a vampire-like mother and daughter... A mesmerising cinematic essay from the director of UNCLE BOONMEE WHO CAN RECALL HIS PAST LIVES (Palm D'Or).

Festivals
& Awards

Festival de Cannes 2012
Out of Competition
Toronto - TIFF 2012
Wavelengths
BAFICI (Buenos Aires) 2013
Panorama
    • Year of production
    • 2012
    • Genres
    • unknown
    • Countries
    • THAILAND, UNITED KINGDOM, FRANCE
    • Languages
    • THAI
    • Duration
    • 57 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Apichatpong WEERASETHAKUL
    • Writer(s)
    • Apichatpong WEERASETHAKUL
    • Producer(s)
    • Apichatpong WEERASETHAKUL (Kick The Machine Films), Simon FIELD (Illuminations Films), Keith Griffiths GRIFFITHS (Illuminations Films)
    • Synopsis
    • Mekong Hotel is a portrait of a hotel near the Mekong River in the north-east of Thailand. The river there marks the border between Thailand and Laos. In the bedrooms and terraces, Apichatpong held a rehearsal with his crew for a movie that he wrote years ago called Ecstasy Garden. The film shuffles different realms, fact and fiction, expressing the bonds between a vampire-like mother and her daughter, the young lovers and the river. Mekong Hotel - since it was shot at the time of the heavy flooding in Thailand - also weaves in layers of demolition, politics, and a drifting dream of the future.
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