Memoria12A

Directed by Apichatpong Weerasethakul | Colombia | 2021 | 2h 16m | Starring Tilda Swinton, Jeanne Balibar, Juan Pablo Urrego

A Scottish scientist, visiting her sister in Colombia, is suddenly awoken by a loud and sudden noise. Unable to sleep, she attempts to locate the source of the sound that continues to haunt her during her trip. A mysterious and hypnotic exploration of empathy and memory by visionary Thai filmmaker Apichatpong Weerasethakul (Tropical Malady, Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives). Winner of the Jury Prize at Cannes Film Festival.

Reviews

‘Memoria is a beautiful and mysterious movie…an out-of-body experience that you have to build up to, step by step.’
★★★★★
Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian

‘Memoria is more meditation than movie, a transfixing deep-dive into the profound challenges of relating to people and places from the outside in.’
★★★★★
Eric Kohn, IndieWire

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