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Mekong Hotel

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Synopsis

A portrait of a hotel near the Mekong River in the north-east of Thailand. The river there marks the border between Thailand and Laos. In the bedrooms and terraces, artist filmmaker Apichatpong held a rehearsal with his crew for a movie that he wrote years ago called Ecstasy Garden. The film shuffles different realms, fact and fiction, expressing the bonds between a vampire-like mother and her daughter, the young lovers and the river. Shot at the time of the heavy flooding in Thailand Mekong Hotel also weaves in layers of demolition, politics and a drifting dream of the future.

Details

Year
2012
Type of film
Features
Running Time
61 mins
Format
DCP / Dolby 5.1
Director
Apichatpong Weerasethakul
Producer
Simon Field, Keith Griffiths
Editor
Apichatpong Weerasethakul
Screenwriter
Apichatpong Weerasethakul
Director of Photography
Apichatpong Weerasethakul
Sound
Akritcharlerm Kayalanamitr
Music
Chai Bhatana
Principal Cast
Jenjira Pongpas, Maiyatan Techaparn, Sakda Kaewbuadee, Apichatpong Weerasethakul, Chai Bhatana, Chatchai Suban

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Production Company

Illuminations Films
187 Beach Street
Deal
Kent
CT14 6LY
UK
Tel: +44 1304 371625
http://www.illuminationsfilms.co.uk
info@illuminationsfilms.co.uk

Sales
Company

Strand Releasing
6140 W Washington Blvd
Culver City
CA 90232
USA
Tel: +1 310 836 7500
Fax: +1 310 836 7510
http://www.strandrel.com
strand@strandreleasing.com