APICHATPONG WEERASETHAKUL 1/2 - A fantasizing boy

The Thai visual artist Apichatpong Weerasethakul is better known as a director. Considered the most brilliant of his generation in his country, he is ...

The Thai visual artist Apichatpong Weerasethakul is better known as a director. Considered the most brilliant of his generation in his country, he is internationally recognized after winning multiple awards including the Palme d'Or at the Cannes Film festival in 2010. We discover in this first video how, born to two doctors in a small city ​​in northern Thailand, he was able to find his way. He explains why, wanting first to become a veterinarian, he studied architecture before becoming the artist and filmmaker we know today.

"I know they would have wanted one of us to take over their activity as they had a clinic in town. But they never pushed me to follow this path. Although medicine interested me in some point. I even wanted to become a veterinarian. And even dentist ... "

About his parents

"Ghost stories and science fiction. These genres seem totally different, but for me they’re part of the same universe. A magical and sometimes intangible universe. I love this concept that is n...