“One shot, early summer in Mendocino. Song, All my life by Ella Fitzgerald with Teddy Wilson and his orchestra.”1
Bjorn Gabriels: In relation to filming sunlight, you have mentioned Bruce Baillie as an important inspiration.
Apichatpong Weerasethakul: Yes, I was lucky to see his films in 16 mm. This was such a religious experience, almost, because the way he controls the lights and colors is so organic. Later, I found out that he sometimes developed his films himself or that he sent specific instructions to the lab, and that’s so admirable. Especially now that everything is automatic. I would call watching his films ‘religious’ because they are so profound and it’s like watching the wonder of nature.
Bjorn Gabriels in conversation with Apichatpong Weerasethakul2
- 1. Courtisane Website.
- 2. Apichatpong Weerasethakul, “Longing for Change. The Shifting Shapes of Apichatpong Weerasethakul,” interview by Bjorn Gabriels, Sabzian, 1 June 2016.[/fn]