'Memoria' - a DFI co-financed film by Qumra Master Apichatpong Weerasethakul just won the Jury Prize at the 74th edition of the Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, France. This marks the 5th prize for a DFI-supported film!
On an Instagram post, DFI congratulated Thai director Apichatpong, while H.E. Sheikha Al Mayassa bint Hamad Al Thani said she's proud about Memoria's win in the festival's official competition.
Set in Colombia and told mostly in Spanish, the film stars Tilda Swinton as a foreign woman on the move through the country while suffering from a mysterious sensory syndrome. Other details of the story have been kept under wraps. Apichatpong has said the film, which he spent months in Colombia researching and which he also wrote, is the fruit of a long obsession with South America. The cast includes Jeanne Balibar, Daniel Giménez Cacho, Juan Pablo Urrego and Elkin Diaz.
Source and image credit: Festival de Cannes
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