Second Run DVD and the ICA present a special screening of Apichatpong Weerasethakul ‘Mysterious Object at Noon’

Second Run DVD and the ICA present a special screening event with filmmaker Apichatpong Weerasethakul

Mysterious Object at Noon (Dokfa nai meuman) + Director Q&A

ICA Cinema, Tuesday 8th April 2014, 8.40 pm

The extraordinary films of Thai filmmaker and artist Apichatpong Weerasethakul (BLISSFULLY YOURS, TROPICAL MALADY, Cannes Palme d’Or-Winner UNCLE BOONMEE WHO CAN RECALL HIS PAST LIVES) have defined him as one of contemporary cinema’s most unique voices.

Second Run and the ICA proudly present the very first UK screening of a special new restoration by the Austrian Film Museum and Martin Scorsese’s World Cinema Foundation of Apichatpong’s startling debut feature, followed by a discussion with the director hosted by Tate Modern’s Andrea Lissoni.


Mysterious Object at Noon (Dokfa nai meuman)

Director: Apichatpong Weerasethakul

2000 | Thailand | 83 minutes | Thai language with English subtitles | Cert 15

Apichatpong Weerasethakul’s hallucinatory debut feature is an experimental mix of documentary and fiction that wends its way through the landscapes and mindscapes of rural Thailand.

A film crew travels from the Thai countryside to Bangkok, asking the people they encounter along the way to expand upon a story involving a wheelchair-bound young boy and his teacher.

The resulting stories are later re-enacted by non-professional actors in dramatic re-creations of the freely associated narrative strokes supplied.

The daisy-chain structure of interlocking vignettes was inspired by the surrealist game Exquisite Corpses, and its formal strategies are aligned with both documentary realism and the avant-garde, but this boldly original debut looks and feels like nothing else.

We are delighted to welcome director Apichatpong Weerasethakul to this special screening.


To book tickets please call the box office on 020 7930 3647 or visit


Apichatpong is in London for an exhibition of his work at The Anthony Reynolds Gallery which runs from 11 April – 17 May 2014 

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