Wednesday, March 12, 2008
Producer Keith Griffiths forwarded the below article about the great Thai filmmaker Apichatpong Weerasethakul and censorship of his latest acclaimed feature, Syndromes and a Century, released in the U.S. by Strand Releasing. He also forwarded the accompanying photos, which are of the actual censorship in progress. Read on...
In his review of Syndromes and a Century the Guardian Film Critic Peter Bradshaw, wrote that the film was “Profoundly mysterious, erotic, funny, gentle, playful, utterly distinctive, it is the work of the Thai director and installation-artist Apichatpong Weerasethakul, who now has a claim to be approaching the league of Kiarostami and Haneke, as one of modern cinema's great practitioners.”
KEITH GRIFFITHS has amassed diverse and in-depth production experience within the independent film and artists film sectors. He has produced the films of the The Brothers Quay. He also produces the films of Jan Svankmajer, Patrick Keiller and Chris Petit and is developing an adaptation of the classic graphic novel SIGNAL TO NOISE by Dave McKean and Neil Gaiman.
In 1994 he was awarded The Observer Newspaper - Prudential Insurance /Arts Council of England Award for Film and this year has been awarded a Fellowship by NESTA (The National Endowment for Science Technology & Arts) to research and develop new publishing concepts for "radical independent cinema" in the DVD market.
He manages ILLUMINATIONS FILMS with Simon Field. Together they Executive Produced the award winning series of feature length films from developing countries for the Festival NEW CROWNED HOPE under the artistic direction of the acclaimed opera & theatre director Peter Sellars.
To learn more about Apichatpong Weerasethakul and his films, visit his website, Kick the Machine.
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