Key WordsDream-Like, Fiction, Housewife, Memory, Multi-sensorial Journey, Non-Professional Actors, Social Surrealism, Soldier, Upside Down,
Fever Room presents a theatrical experience that takes us far beyond the frontiers of cinema, and plunges us deep into the filmmaker’s dream-like universe. It blurts the lines of reality and fantasy, obscurity and illumination, bringing audiences on a multisensory journey.
TheatreWorks Curators Academy is thrilled to premiere ‘Fever Room’, a projection-performance by internationally acclaimed filmmaker Apichatpong Weerasethakul. Featuring Jenjira Pongees (Jen) and Banlop Lomnoi (Itt), Apichatpong fuses his memories with the actors’ and fictionalises the narrative. Jen is a housewife lying in hospital waiting for an operation. Itt is a soldier, an inhabitant of a country deprived of light, and who is in a state of slumber. They cross paths in their dreams where people take refuge while their land is on a brink of collapse, echoing Apichatpong’s perspective on Thailand’s present state of military dictatorship.
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Fever Room (Curators Academy)