Blissfully Yours / สุดเสน่หา
by Apichatpong Weerasethakul
2002, Thailand, 125 min., Thai and Burmese with English subtitles
Roong is looking forward to the day when she can curl up in the arms of her Burmese lover Min, who is staying illegally in Thailand. Finally one afternoon, Min takes his girlfriend for a picnic in the jungle to a spot where they can freely show their affection towards each other. In what is a mesmerizing and sensuous meditation on love and desire, the cinematic pleasures in “Blissfully Yours” are found in even the smallest of gestures.
Apichatpong Weerasethakul’s often non-linear works link with memory, which invokes in subtle ways personal politics and social issues. He devotes himself to promoting experimental and independent filmmaking and likes to work with non-actors. His art projects and feature films have won him widespread recognition and numerous festival prizes, including 4 from the Cannes Film Festival, where “Blissfully Yours” was awarded Un Certain Regard in 2002.
Program by Wojciech Sikora.
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