O.V. in Spanish and English subtitled in Spanish and English
Jessica (Tilda Swinton), a British botanist based in Colombia, is one night awoken by an otherworldly sound. She sets out on a journey into the heart of the jungle in search of the source of this noise that only she seems to hear, meeting a man who treasures the entire memory of the place. Master Apichatpong Weerasethakul leaves his native Thailand for the first time in order to offer us a lusher version of Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives, his Cannes Palme d'Or. The director throws us into a unique experience that gives the sound dimension a transcendental capacity rarely achieved in a film.
Direction: Apichatpong Weerasethakul
Script: Apichatpong Weerasethakul
Cinematography: Sayombhu Mukdeeprom
Editing: Lee Chatametikool
Music: César López
Sound: Akritchalerm Kalayanamitr, Richard Hocks, Raúl Locatelli
Production Design: Angélica Perea
Cast: Tilda Swinton, Daniel Giménez Cacho, Jeanne Balibar, Juan Pablo Urrego, Elkin Díaz, Daniel Toro, Agnes Brekke, Jerónimo Barón, Constanza Gutiérrez
Production: Apichatpong Weerasethakul
Production Company: Burning S.A.S., Kick The Machine, Illuminations Films (Past Lives)
Born in Bangkok in 1970, Weerasethakul is one of the most influential and unique filmmakers of the new millennium. He studied architecture at Khon Kaen University and a MFA at the Art Institute of Chicago. He directed several short films in the 1990s, and in 1999 he founded the production company Kick the Machine, making his feature debut in 2000 with Mysterious Object at Noon. He began to resonate on the international scene with Blissfully Yours (2002) and Tropical Malady (2004), which won awards at Cannes among various festivals, then in 2006 he released Syndromes and a Century. His breakthrough came in 2010, when he won the Palme d'Or at Cannes with Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives. He has since directed the feature films Mekong Hotel (2012) and Cemetery of Splendour (2015), in addition to several short films and installation works such as the SLEEPCINEMAHOTEL project for the Rotterdam Festival. Memoria, his latest film, received the Jury Prize at Cannes.