Memoria (2021 film)

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Memoria is a 2021 internationally co-produced drama film written and directed by Apichatpong Weerasethakul. It stars Tilda Swinton, Elkin Díaz, Jeanne Balibar, Juan Pablo Urrego, Agnes Brekke and Daniel Giménez Cacho.

Directed byApichatpong Weerasethakul
Written byApichatpong Weerasethakul
Produced by
CinematographySayombhu Mukdeeprom
Edited byLee Chatametikool
Distributed byNEON (United States)
Release date
  • July 15, 2021 (2021-07-15) (Cannes)
Running time
136 minutes
  • Thailand
  • Colombia
  • France
  • Germany
  • Mexico
  • China
  • English
  • Spanish

It had its world premiere at the Cannes Film Festival on July 15, 2021.


Describing the plot of Memoria in its five star review, Peter Bradshaw of The Guardian wrote: "Swinton plays Jessica, an expatriate Englishwoman who lives in Medellín running a market-gardening business selling flowers; she is in Bogotá visiting her sister Karen and her husband, Juan, because Karen is ill in hospital with a mysterious respiratory complaint. One night, Jessica is awoken from a sleep by a strange bang or sonic boom. What is going on?"[1]



In March 2018, it was announced Tilda Swinton had joined the cast of the film, with Apichatpong Weerasethakul directing from a screenplay he wrote.[2] In August 2019, Jeanne Balibar, Daniel Giménez Cacho, Juan Pablo Urrego and Elkin Diaz joined the cast of the film.[3]

Principal photography began in August 2019, in Colombia.[4]


In November 2019, NEON acquired distribution rights to the film.[5] It had its world premiere at the Cannes Film Festival on July 15, 2021.[6] It was awarded the Jury Prize.


  1. ^ Memoria review
  2. ^ Nordine, Michael (March 15, 2018). "Tilda Swinton to Star in Palme d'Or Winner Apichatpong Weerasethakul's 'Memoria'". IndieWire. Retrieved August 27, 2019.
  3. ^ Lang, Jaime (August 27, 2019). "See the First Set Photos of Tilda Swinton, Apichatpong Weerasethakul 'Memoria' Shoot (EXCLUSIVE)". Variety. Retrieved August 27, 2019.
  4. ^ Raup, Jordan (August 27, 2019). "Apichatpong Weerasethakul Begins Shooting 'Memoria' Starring Tilda Swinton". The Film Stage. Retrieved August 27, 2019.
  5. ^ Grater, Tom (November 7, 2019). "AFM Action: Neon Buys Tilda Swinton Arthouse Pic 'Memoria'". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved November 7, 2019.
  6. ^ "The Films of the Official Selection 2021". Cannes Film Festival. June 3, 2021. Retrieved June 3, 2021.

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