Mekong Hotel (2012)
Mekong Hotel (2012)
Mekong Hotel (2012)

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Mekong Hotel

Apichatpong Weerasethakul | Thailand, United Kingdom | 2012 | Unclassified (15+)


Wed 14 Jul 2021


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This experimental short feature shifts between fact and fiction, as a filmmaker rehearses a movie exploring the bonds between a daughter and her vampiric ghost mother.

Loosely based on Ecstasy Garden, an earlier project Weerasethakul had abandoned, Mekong Hotel layers looping existential storytelling, Thai folklore and contemporary political allusions. It’s also a mesmerising depiction of place and a haunting portrait of a hotel on the edge of the swollen Mekong River in northeast Thailand on the border with Laos.

Format: Colour, DCP
Language: Thai with English subtitles
Source: Match Factory
Courtesy: Match Factory
Runtime: 57 mins

Event duration

57 mins


Unclassified (15+)


Cinema 1, Level 2
ACMI, Fed Square

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