Worldly Desires

A couple escape from their families and flee deep into the jungle. At nightfall, a song illustrates the innocence of their love and their search for happiness. Palme d’Or winning filmmaker Apitchatpong Weerasethakul invited fellow Thai filmmaker Pimpaka Towira to shoot a 35mm film in the forest while he observed the production though his digital camera. While Worldly Desires is dedicated to Weerasethakul’s memories of filmmaking in the jungle from 2001–05, it is also a story of forbidden love and desire, loaded with poetry, metaphor and mystery.

Made after winning the Cannes 2004 Jury Prize for Tropical Malady, Apitchatpong Weerasethakul invited fellow Thai filmmaker Pimpaka Towira to shoot a 35mm film in the forest while he observed the production though his digital camera. Worldly Desires is dedicated to the memories of filmmaking in the jungle from 2001–2005.

Production Year

2005

Director

Apichatpong Weerasethakul

Country

Thailand

Dialogue Language

Thai

Subtitle Language

English