Capital Celluloid 2022 — Day 125: Sat May 7

Syndromes and a Century (Weerasethakul, 2006): BFI Southbank, NFT2, 6.10pm

This 35mm presentation, which is also being screened on May 12th, is part of the Big Screen Classics strand. Full details here.

Chicago Reader review:
The unpredictable and provocative Thai filmmaker Apichatpong Weerasethakul (Tropical Malady) offers a mysterious and beautiful experimental feature (2006) based on memories of his parents, who were both doctors. It's divided into two parts, both set in the present, with many rhyme effects between them. The first, set in and around a rural clinic, centers on his mother; the second, set in the vicinity of a Bangkok hospital, focuses on his father, though it's a kind of quizzical remake of the first and both characters appear in each section. There's nothing here that resembles narrative urgency, but this is a quiet masterpiece, delicate and full of wonder.
Jonathan Rosenbaum

Here (and above) is the trailer.

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