Apichatpong Weerasethakul: Art and Cinema

Apichatpong Weerasethakul: Art and Cinema


In anticipation of Apichatpong Weerasethakul's campus residency, Una’s Lecture, and film retrospective, the Townsend Center brings together scholars and curators for an afternoon exploring the artist's visual and cinematic work.

Born in Bangkok in 1970, Weerasethakul lives and works in Chiang Mai, Thailand. His films have won widespread acclaim and numerous awards, including the 2010 Cannes Film Festival's Palme d'Or for Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives, and the 2004 Cannes Jury Prize for Tropical Malady




Poulomi Saha, English, UC Berkeley

Jo-ey Tang, director of KADIST, San Francisco

Allyson Unzicker, Film & Media, UC Berkeley


Nilgun Bayraktar, History of Art & Visual Culture, California College of the Arts

Natalia Brizuela, Film & Media and Spanish & Portuguese, UC Berkeley

Daena Funahashi, Anthropology, UC Berkeley