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Mysterious Object at Noon

Presented by Cleveland Institute of Art and The Cleveland Institute of Art Cinematheque at The Cleveland Institute of Art Cinematheque, Cleveland OH

Nov 27 2022
Mysterious Object at Noon

World Cinema Project on the Big Screen! The debut feature by Memoria’s Apichatpong Weerasethakul introduced the Thai filmmaker’s career-long fascination with the porous boundaries between the real and the imagined.

Thailand, 2000, Apichatpong Weerasethakul

Mysterious Object at Noon is a daisy-chain “nonfiction” work in which townspeople and villagers across Thailand become on-camera storytellers, each elaborating on a simple tale about a teacher, a boy, and his father begun by a girl early in the film. This is the cinema equivalent of the parlor game “exquisite corpse,” in which successive players compose narratives based solely on the contribution of the previous participant. “A film unlike any

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