Apichatpong Weerasethakul's hallucinatory debut feature Mysterious Object at Noon is an experimental documentary-drama that wends its way through the landscapes and mindscapes of rural Thailand.
A film crew travels from the Thai countryside to Bangkok, asking the people they encounter along the way to expand upon a story involving a young wheelchair-bound boy and his teacher. The resulting stories are later re-enacted by non-professional actors in dramatic re-creations of the meandering tales supplied. The daisy-chain structure of interlocking vignettes is inspired by the surrealist game Exquisite Corpse, and its formal strategies are aligned with both documentary realism and the avant-garde, but this boldly original debut looks and feels like nothing else.
Presented from a new 2K restoration by the Austrian Film Museum and Martin Scorsese's World Cinema Foundation
Apichatpong Weerasethakul's short film Meteorites (Nimit, 2007)
New and exclusive filmed interview with director Apichatpong Weerasethakul
Booklet featuring a new essay on the film by film historian and author Tony Rayns
Original Thai soundtrack in 5.1 Surround & 2.0 Stereo