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Melbourne Cinémathèque: Mekong Hotel

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…

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Event Starts

Jul 14, 2021

Event Ends

Jul 14, 2021

Add to Calendar 07/14/2021 12:00 AM 07/14/2021 12:00 AM Australia/Melbourne Melbourne Cinémathèque: Mekong Hotel 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 Duration: 57 mins
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ACMI

Location

Fed Square

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

Duration: 57 mins

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