Apichatpong Weerasethakul: Tropical Malady

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By Oli Barrett in New Film on Wednesday 21 September 2011

I saw ‘Syndromes and a Century’ at the cinema when it came out a while back but then didn’t get round to catching up on any of Weerasethakul’s back catalogue until a couple of weeks ago. I watched ‘Tropical Malady‘ and was utterly transported. It’s beautiful to look at, very moving, but mainly it contains images like nothing else I’ve ever seen on screen.

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Lewis Hyde: The Gift

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By Oli Barrett in New Products on Tuesday 20 September 2011

A friend recommended I read this recently so I got it out the library. In a fairly bleak time of culturally-destitute coin-operated cons somehow staging a hostile takeover of the country, it’s pretty much an essential look at how the creative elements in society can actually be fairly vital in all our future well-being – […]

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