• Queensland Premiere
  • Apichatpong Weerasethakul
  • Colombia, France, Thailand (2021)
  • 18+
136 min

Due to our sold out closing night Gala we have added an additional screening of Memoria. Secure a seat to be a part of the final screening for BIFF 2021. 

Winner of the 2021 Grand Jury Prize at Cannes, Memoria is a glorious exploration of the power of memory and the significance of relationships. Memoria is the first English language feature from celebrated and award-winning auteur Apichatpong Weerasethakul, and stars Tilda Swinton.

Jessica (Swinton), a British botanist based in Medellin, is already dislocated when the movie begins, abruptly awoken by a deep, explosive thump that materialises out of nowhere. Jessica travels to Bogotá to visit her sister (Agnes Brekke), whose husband puts her in touch with a sound engineer named Hernán (Juan Pablo Urrego) to categorise and explain the noise phenomena. This quest has a certain reflexive quality as Jessica travels further to understand the sound and its origin.

  • Language
    English, Spanish
  • Director
    Apichatpong Weerasethakul
  • Cast
    Tilda Swinton, Elkin Díaz, Jeanne Balibar, Juan Pablo Urrego, Daniel Giménez Cacho, Agnes Brekke, Jerónimo Barón, Constanza Gutierrez
  • Screenwriter
    Apichatpong Weerasethakul
  • Genre

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