LomoKino Filmmaker: Apichatpong Weerasethakul


The LomoKino is no doubt a fun and playful tool for the budding directors and movie-makers in all of us, but for some, it means serious business. Thai independent filmmaker Apichatpong Weerasethakul, who won the prestigious Palme D’Or award in the 2010 Cannes Film Festival, has directed a movie shot entirely using the LomoKino. Read more about the filmmaker and his analogue masterpiece after the jump!

Photo via Apichatpong Weerasethakul's MUBI Profile

In the prestigious 2010 Cannes Film Festival, Thai independent filmmaker, director, producer, and screen writer Apichatpong Weerasethakul brought home the coveted Palme d’Or prize for his acclaimed film, Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives. However, “Joe,” as he is fondly called, is no stranger to the world of Cannes. In 2002, his feature Sud Sanaeha (Blissfully Yours), garnered the Un Certain Regard prize. Two years later, another of his feature, Sud Pralad (Tropical Malady), received a Jury Prize from the reputable film festival.

Stills from the “Ashes” movie

With these noteworthy accomplishments and more in his credit belt, Lomography and MUBI were excited to work with the Thai filmmaker for an analogue masterpiece: a film shot entirely using the LomoKino! The movie, entitled “Ashes,” will premier at the Lomography and MUBI party in this year’s Cannes Film Festival on May 19th. It will also be screened at Lomography Gallery Stores around the world on May 24th, so mark your calendars and prepare to see his LomoKino masterpiece!

Curious about the filmmaker and his films? Check out the links below for more information!

Apichatpong Weerasethakul's MUBI Profile
Ashes on MUBI
Ashes Facebook Page
Apichatpong Weerasethakul on Wikipedia

The LomoKino MUBI is a limited edition LomoKino celebrating a unique collaboration between Lomography, online cinema MUBI and Palme D’Or winning director Apichatpong Weerasethakul. This playfully designed, special edition package signed by Apichatpong Weerasethakul comes with a free one month subscription to MUBI and a film strip from Apichatpong Weerasethakul’s LomoKino movie Ashes loaded and ready to be viewed in the LomoKinoScope.

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