Apichatpong Weerasethakul
#3. Cactus River

In this love letter to the Mekong River, an actress changes her name to go with the tides

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Cactus River tells the story of actress Jenjira Pongpas, who has acted in Apichatpong Weerasethakul films including Syndromes and a Century and Uncle Boonme Who Can Recall His Past Lives. Her life unfolds along the Mekong River as she changes her name for good luck and marries Frank, a retired US soldier from New Mexico. Weerasethkul documents their domestic lives alongside the ebbs and flows of one of Asia's largest rivers.

Courtesy of Anthony Reynolds Gallery, London, Copyright Apichatpong Weerasethakul. These films have been curated for Dazed by Jacqui Davies.

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