On a new episode of the Film at Lincoln Center podcast, we’re excited to present a conversation with director Apichatpong Weerasethakul about his 2002 feature, Blissfully Yours. We were delighted to have the Thai director recently join us at FLC as part of our retrospective, The World of Apichatpong Weerasethakul.
A mesmerizing and sensuous meditation on love and desire, Apichatpong’s second (and first fully fictional) feature film established him as one of world cinema’s most essential talents. The plot follows a romance between a Thai nurse and her boyfriend who go on a jungle picnic with an older woman (whom they both seem to know) in hot pursuit. The tranquility of their date, enveloping and tender as it may initially seem, slowly recedes to reveal a more complex emotional picture, one marked by Apichatpong’s sophisticatedly low-key and true-feeling approach to rendering human desire.
Following our screening of Blissfully Yours, Weerasethakul spoke with NYFF Artistic Director Dennis Lim about his inspirations for making the film.