Memoria

Memoria ★★★★½

the scene where Tilda tries to get a xanax scrip and the doctor gives her a pamphlet about Jesus is very funny, but also feels very key to Apichatpong Weerasethakul's work as a whole. throughout his films, yes there is humor (anyone who denies that probably writes the films off within 15m due to the pacing), but more importantly there is a trifecta of the practical world of hospitals and medicine, the tangible yet baffling beauty of nature, and the unknowable depths of spirituality. this strange combination pays off wonderfully yet again as he adds another piece of the puzzle to the greatest oeuvre of a filmmaker to debut in the 21st century.

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