This screening is part of the Singapore International Film Festival (SGIFF).
Director: Apichatpong Weerasethakul
Runtime: 83 minutes
Language: Thai with English subtitles
A distinct and unsurprisingly fine work by Apichatpong Weerasethakul, Mysterious Object at Noon is an experimental film examining the porous boundaries between the real and imagined. This unscripted film employs the Surrealist concept of exquisite corpse, and sees the film crew interviewing ordinary people across Thailand, with each adding their own words to a story. The film presents the story re-enacted and is interspersed with the interviews. This collective construction of fiction presents results that blend fantasy and pathos.