Tropical Maladydirector Apichatpong Weerasethaku. In Thai. "chronicles the mystical love affair between a young soldier and the country boy he seduces, soon to be disrupted by the boy’s sudden disappearance. Local legends claim the boy was transformed into a mythic wild beast, and the soldier journeys alone into the heart of the Thai jungle in search of him."
And the Moon Dances(Asian Film Online) Director Garin Nugroho. Film tells the story of the relationship between an aged traditional song teacher named Waluyo, his folk music disciple Ilalang (who has to cope with memories of his abusive father) and the lovely dancer Bulan, who Ilalang has loved for a long time. It is an intensely emotional meditation upon the relationship between the generations and the role of music in the search for recovery from a traumatic past ..
The Loverdirector Jean-Jacques Annaud. "Nominated for Best Cinematography at the Academy Awards and Best Foreign Film at the César Awards THE LOVER is an acclaimed period romantic drama.
In 1929 French Indochina, a French teenage girl embarks on a reckless and forbidden romance with a wealthy, older Chinese man, each knowing that knowledge of their affair will bring drastic consequences to each other."
Manila in the Claws of Light"Lino Brocka achieved international acclaim with this candid portrait of 1970s Manila, a breakout example of the more serious-minded filmmaking the director had turned to after building a career on mainstream movies he described as “soaps.” A young fisherman from a provincial village arrives in the capital on a quest to track down his girlfriend, who was lured there with the promise of work and hasn’t been heard from since. In the meantime, he takes a low-wage job at a construction site and witnesses life on the streets, where death strikes without warning, corruption and exploitation are commonplace, and protests hint at escalating civil unrest. Mixing visceral, documentary-like realism with the narrative focus of Hollywood noir and melodrama, MANILA IN THE CLAWS OF LIGHT is a howl of anguish from one of the most celebrated figures in Philippine cinema."
DVDs at Cornell
This is a selection of some directors' films. Check the library catalog for more films by particular directors, or to find a film title.
Mekong Hotel by director Apichatpong Weerasethakul"Shifting between fact and fiction in a hotel situated along the Mekong River, a filmmaker rehearses a movie expressing the bonds between a vampire-like mother and daughter"
Call Number: Videodisc 9532 (SEA) In Uris Library
Publication Date: 2014 (original film 2012)
Sat Pralat (Tropical Malady) by director Apichatpong WeerasethakulTropical Malady, the horror story disguises a disturbing sexual political agenda. The film explores the passionate relationship between two men with unusual consequences
Call Number: Videodisc 8543 (SEA) In Uris Library
Publication Date: 2004
The Lover by director Jean-Jacques Annaudpoor French teenager embarks on a love affair with a wealthy Chinese man in 1929 French colonial Vietnam, defying the boundaries of age, race and class.
Call Number: Videodisc 185 In Uris Library.
Publication Date: 2014 (original film 1992)
Bangkok Dangerous by directors Danny & Oxide PangKong is a professional killer who has been mute since childhood. He enacts his grisly tasks with a sociopathic coldness. It is his impersonal revenge on the world. Finally he gets his chance at transformation and redemption in the form of a woman able to provide the only tenderness he has known.
Call Number: Videodisc 920 (SEA) In Uris Library
Publication Date: 2002 (original film 2000)
Nang Nak by director Nonzee Nimibutrells the heartbreaking story of Nak, a devoted and loving wife whose affection for her husband Mak is quite powerful. Separated by war, Mak finally returns home to find Nak has given birth to a son. The reunion seems idyllic until Mak gradually awakens to the horrifying truth that both his wife and child died long ago.
Multiple award-winning Filipino film director, who died in 1991 a car accident at the age of 52.
Apichatpong Weerasethakul Sourcebook: the Serenity of Madness by Apichatpong Weerasethakul (Artist); Alaina Feldman (Foreword by); Kate Fowle (Foreword by); Amara Angelica (Contribution by); Mo Costandi (Contribution by)[This book] moves between scientific documents and personal documentary, interviews and epistolary dialogue, the cinematic and the poetic. In its multimodal approach the Sourcebook reflects Weerasethakul's artistic practice in which he portrays the everyday alongside supernatural elements while suggesting a distortion between fact and folklore, history and storytelling. Weerasethakul's personal writings and interviews..
Call Number: N7323.A66 A35 2016 (in Fine Arts Library)
Publication Date: 2016
Apichatpong Weerasethakul by James Quandt (Editor)Thai filmmaker Apichatpong "Joe" Weerasethakul is widely praised as a central figure in contemporary cinema. Trained in the United States as a visual artist, Weerasethakul stunned the film world with five innovative and dreamlike features made since 2000, including such award-winning films as Blissfully Yours, Tropical Malady, and Syndromes and a Century. Along with film critic James Quandt's essays, contributors include Benedict Anderson, Tony Rayns, Kong Rithdee, and the British actress Tilda Swinton.
Call Number: PN1998.3.A65 A85 2009 (in Olin Library)
Publication Date: 2009 ( Wien : Österreichisches Filmmuseum : SYNEMA, Gesellschaft für Film und Medien )
And the Moon Dances: the Films of Garin by contributors, Philip Cheah ... et al
Call Number: PN1993.5.I84 A53 2004
Publication Date: 2004 ( Jogjakarta : Bentang ; Ujung Berung, Bandung : Distributed by Mizan Media Utama,)
Indonesian film director Garin Nugroho. Includes filmography and biblography.