|7:00 a.m.||BLISSFULLY YOURS|
Apichatpong Weerasethakul Thailand, 2002
(Sud sanaeha). The uniquely sensual Blissfully Yours turns a trip to the movies into a daylong picnic in the jungle; reel time becomes real time. As deceptively simple as it is playfully innovative, on the surface a ticket to Weerasethakul's show buys you an idyllic picnic-length trip into a Thai forest, but the film's three characters find out that even in Eden, the pressures and prejudices of society are only a thought away. Weerasethakul is forging independence within Thailand's restrictive studio system, but his vision, idiosyncratically comic and acutely political, has global resonance.
—Johnny Ray Huston
• Written by Weerasethakul. Photographed by Sayombhu Mukdeeprom. With Kanokporn Tongaram, Min Oo, Jenjira Jansuda. (125 mins)