• Thailand
  • 2000
  • 89 minutes
  • Black and White
  • 1.60:1
  • Thai
  •  
  • Spine #875

Apichatpong Weerasethakul brought an appetite for experimen­tation to Thai cinema with his debut feature, an uncategorizable work that refracts documentary impressions of his homeland through the surrealist concept of the exquisite corpse game. Enlisting locals to contribute improvised narration to a simple tale, Apichatpong charts the collective construction of the fiction as each new encounter imbues it with unpredictable shades of fantasy and pathos. Shot over the course of two years in 16 mm black and white, Mysterious Object at Noon established the director’s fascination with the porous boundaries between the real and the imagined.

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Mysterious Object at Noon: Stories That Haunt One Another

By Dennis Lim May 30, 2017

In his brilliantly inscrutable debut, Apichatpong Weerasethakul blends documentary authenticity with wild flights of imagination.
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Film Essays

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Mysterious Object at Noon: Stories That Haunt One Another

By Dennis Lim May 30, 2017

In his brilliantly inscrutable debut, Apichatpong Weerasethakul blends documentary authenticity with wild flights of imagination.
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