Memoria

Memoria ★★★½

The gringo goes to Latin American and loses their head, a tale as old as time, told Apichatpong style. More acessible than his usual work in so far as the main character arc is more foregrounded than usual, even if it is to some extant besides the point. Some very exciting ,material particularly in the back half. Great use of Colombian landscape. Swinton is both a distancing effect and does a good job of blanding in Apichatpong haunted images. It is also a mediation on itself, and the whole idea of pre packaged "world cinema" and while I find admirabole how aware Apichatpong is about some of the downfalls he is dealing with, I'm not sure he complete pulls them off.