After it’s sold out UK premiere at the BFI London Film Festival over the weekend, Sovereign Film Distribution announce the UK release of Apichatpong Weerasethakul‘s acclaimed metaphysical drama Memoria.
The film is set for an UK cinema release next January. Winner of the Jury Prize at this year’s Cannes Film Festival, and nominated for the Palme d’Or, Oscar-winner Tilda Swinton (The French Dispatch, The Souvenir) stars in Apichatpong Weerasethakul’s meditative exploration of memory and the human condition.
It’s a film that starts with a literal bang, as Swinton embarks on a lyrical and profound journey into the senses that Indiewire describes as “a transfixing deep-dive into the profound challenges of relating to people and places”. The journey leads to an unexpected and extraordinary revelation where, as the actress herself explains, “all the wisdom in the world is being revealed to this person at this moment”.
Weerasethakul will be wildly known for his Palme d’Or 2020 film Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives. Memoria is his long-awaited first English language feature shot outside his native Thailand.
There is no UK Trailer released just yet, here’s a look at the recently released Australian Trailer…
Visiting her sister in Bogota, Jessica (Tilda Swinton) is awoken by a loud bang, audible only to her. Restless and disoriented, she roams the city in search of an explanation for the mysterious sound, becoming immersed in the aural richness around her – whispers in a hospital room, sound effects playing in an editing studio, indiscreet noises from a city square. Despite being present throughout, Jessica’s motives remain opaque and her encounters enigmatic. Soon she begins to confront the unsettling sights and sounds that call her identity into question.
Memoria also stars Elkin Díaz, Jeanne Balibar. The film will be released in UK and Irish cinemas from 14th January 2022.