Mysterious Object at Noon

Apichatpong Weerasethakul
Price: EUR 19,90
Price for supporting members*: EUR 15,90

With his debut feature, Mysterious Object at Noon, acclaimed Thai filmmaker Apichatpong Weerasethakul expertly blended cinematic fact and fiction in a manner that fifteen years later continues to defy both categorization and comparison. A low-fi "genre bender," independently produced on a shoestring and subsequently endangered by neglect, Mysterious Object at Noon has now been painstakingly restored by the Austrian Film Museum and The Film Foundation from the best surviving elements. This DVD release also includes three short works, selected by the director himself, plus the Austrian Film Museum's now out-of-print monograph on Apichatpong Weerasethakul from 2009 as an exclusive DVD-ROM feature.

"For all its vivid colourful richness and tenacity, the art and cinema of Apichatpong Weerasethakul has its origin tale bound up in this grainy monochrome feature that starts out promising its own fairytale ('once upon a time...') but seems at first to want to sketch the poverty of life in a Thai city. ... I haven't been so charmed by a debut feature coupled with shorts in a long time." (Nick James, Sight & Sound)

Edition Filmmuseum 98

1st edition: 2015
Edited by: Austrian Film Museum

Mysterious Object at Noon (2000, Apichatpong Weerasethakul) 85 min | thirdworld (1997, Apichatpong Weerasethakul) 17 min | Worldly Desires (2005, Apichatpong Weerasethakul) 43 min | Monsoon (from 3.11 A Sense of Home Films) (2011, Apichatpong Weerasethakul) 3 min 


Language: Thai

Subtitles: German, English 
All Regions, 16:9 and 4:3 PAL

256 page book in PDF format as a DVD-ROM feature

20 page booklet with an essay by James Quandt (in German) and with information on the restauration of Mysterious Object at Noon (in German and in English)


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