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Cannes 2012: Tips from LomoKino Filmmaker Apichatpong Weerasethakul

We're coming to you live from the 65th Cannes Film Festival where Thai filmmaker Apichatpong Weerasethakul just had a press conference over breakfast before his film's screening. During the talk, he shared his moviemaking tips to aspiring LomoKino directors. The most profound? "Don't fall in love." Read more here!

Here are some inspiring filmmaking tips and info from independent film director, LomoKino shooter, screenwriter, Cannes contender, and film producer, Apichatpong Weerasethakul!

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  • He finds inspiration from “just living.”
  • He actually bough his first book about scriptwriting after filming Mekong Hotel.
  • His keywords are experience, love, and self-knowledge.
  • For him, the real challenge in the film industry is to find funds—basically attracting producers and investors. “If you dont have money to pay an actor, shoot your dog,” he quipped.
  • He dislikes Facebook and the Internet, believing they are things “we dont need.”
  • He likes to watch Hollywood movies and American TV shows for real visual inspiration and technical performance inspiration.
  • His parting words for future filmmakers: “Don’t fall in love. Or channel your love into your movie.”

As our Cannes correspondent Alexia Hocquette reports, he is generally an analogue person in the way he views things, in line with the Lomographic way of life! He enjoys the beauty of imperfection when shooting with the LomoKino, forcing one to be spontaneous. Take note, kids!

Stay tuned for more news about the 65th Cannes Film Festival which runs from May 16 – 27. In the meantime, you can join our Lomography x MUBI LomoKino Rumbles!

Visit Apichatpong Weerasethakul on MUBI for more info on his films.

Lomography has teamed up with movie platform MUBI to produce its first cinematic collaboration, the very first clone of the LomoKino: the LomoKino MUBI Edition. Every LomoKino MUBI Edition comes with a free one month subscription to MUBI worth 7,99 EUR and a film strip from Palme D’Or winner Apichatpong Weerasethakul’s LomoKino movie Ashes.

written by denisesanjose

3 comments

  1. hungle

    hungle

    nice!
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  2. hungle

    hungle

    nice!
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  3. plasticpopsicle

    plasticpopsicle

    “If you dont have money to pay an actor, shoot your dog,” he quipped.

    - Not at all a bad idea, I think! :)

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