Sovereign Film Distribution has announced that Apichatpong Weerasethakul‘s acclaimed new metaphysical drama, MEMORIA, winner of the Jury Prize at this year’s Cannes Film Festival and a nominee for the Palme d’Or, will be released in UK cinemas on 14 January 2022.
Tilda Swinton stars in this meditative exploration of memory and the human condition.
Visiting her sister in Bogota, Jessica (Tilda Swinton) is awoken by a loud bang, audible only to her. Restless and disoriented, she roams the city in search of an explanation for the mysterious sound, becoming immersed in the aural richness around her – whispers in a hospital room, sound effects playing in an editing studio, indiscreet noises from a city square. Despite being present throughout, Jessica’s motives remain opaque and her encounters enigmatic. Soon she begins to confront the unsettling sights and sounds that call her identity into question.
MEMORIA is Weerasethakul’s long-awaited first English language feature shot outside his native Thailand.
The film had its UK premiere at the 65th BFI London Film Festival on 16th October 2021 at a sold-out special screening at the Southbank Centre’s Royal Festival Hall.