“I was getting sick of failure, and decided to make a film in a nonchalant mood… I couldn’t figure out what to do to make a good film. What can a director bequeath to posterity? I began to find film meaningless. Now, I feel the other way around. The very fact that films could fade into oblivion is what makes it so enchanting.” – Ozu
Monthly Archives: January 2011
For months, I have been looking for a white slippers that I usually wear. In vain. Even mum said she couldn’t find them. In my rush to go out today, I saw a plastic bag under the shoe rack and found them in it. I quickly put them on and left. A few minutes later, mum called and asked if I took the slippers. She said to be careful as they have lost their traction. Slippery.
She must have slipped wearing them that day.
On the way, I found a kite stuck on a tree along the highway. I wonder whose mum left it there.
“I always say a film should have a personality. And like a person, if he or she is very popular, I would feel very suspicious. Maybe my good film is not your good film. It’s very subjective. But if I make a film that divides the audience, I feel like that’s a certain level of success. Film should divide people.” Apichatpong Weerasethakul
An Intimate Immensity
“Cut off my arm. I say, ‘Me and my arm.’ You cut off my other arm. I say, ‘Me and my two arms.’ You take out, take out my stomach, my kidneys, assuming that were possible. And I say, ‘Me and my intestines.’ And now, if you cut off my head. Would I say, ‘Me and my head’ or ‘Me and my body’? What right has my head to call itself me?” Polanski in Le Locataire.