Mekong Hotel
First screened in October 2012
Director: Apichatpong Weerasethakul. Cast: Sakda Kaewbuadee, Maiyatan Techaparn, Jenjira Pongpas, Chai Bhatana, Apichatpong Weerasethakul, Chatchai Suban. Screenplay: Apichatpong Weerasethakul.

Twitter Capsule: Clearly minor, but Joe has a lovely feel for laconic bonhomie, even in the face of disaster. Or of cannibal ghosts.

VOR:   Took four years to receive a nominal U.S. release: proof of atrophied film culture but also of the film being marginal by design. Still, worth studying. Odd, unforgettable interludes.



Photo © 2012 Illuminations Films/Kick the Machine Films

Not yet reviewed in full. Grade: B


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