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  Apichatpong Weerasethakul

  Colombia     136 minutes


In a fascinating collaboration between the acclaimed Thai filmmaker and star Tilda Swinton, we follow a Scotswoman living in Bogotá, who is disturbed one night by a loud, mysterious sound outside of her apartment—which no one else seems to hear. Haunted by the noise that follows her through the city, she seeks out a young sound engineer to identify the origins of the confounding sonic disturbance. Their search takes them to the interior of the lush Colombian jungle, where past, present, and future blur. Rendered with beguiling beauty, Memoria explores the sublime space between reality, myth, history, and memory in this mesmerizing, sensory meditation on isolation and alienation in the modern world.

 English, Spanish 

Screenings & Events

In-Theater Screening

Mon, Oct 18 @ 7:00pm CDT

at Gene Siskel Film Center

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In-Theater Screening

Sat, Oct 23 @ 2:00pm CDT

at AMC River East, Screen 11

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In-Theater "Best of the Fest" Screening

Sun, Oct 24 @ 7:15pm CDT

at AMC River East, Screen 7

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Film Credits

  •   Apichatpong Weerasethakul, Diana Bustamante, Simon Fields, Keith Griffiths, Charles de Meaux, Michael Weber, Julio Chavezmontes
  •   Tilda Swinton, Elkin Díaz, Jeanne Balibar, Juan Pablo Urrego
  •   Kick the Machine, Burning Blue, Anna Sanders Films, The Match Factory, Piano, Xstream Pictures, iQIYI


International Competition Patron

Jacolyn and John Bucksbaum