« MEMORIA is more meditation than movie, and masterful for that, a transfixing deep-dive into the profound challenges of relating to people and places from the outside in. »


An orchid farmer visits her ill sister in Bogota. While there, she befriends a French archaeologist in charge of monitoring the construction project and a young musician. Each night, she is bothered by increasingly loud bangs which prevent her from getting any sleep.

Festivals & Awards

  • 74th Cannes Film Festival: Jury Prize, 2021
  • 17th Zurich Film Festival: Special Screenings, 2021
  • 65th BFI London Film Festival: Special Presentations, 2021



  • 2021 Memoria
  • 2015 Cemetery of Splendour (Rak Ti Khon Kaen)
  • 2012 Mekong Hotel
  • 2010 Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives (Lung Boonmee Raluek Chat)
  • 2006 Syndromes and a Century (Sang Sattawat)
  • 2004 Tropical Malady (Sud Pralad)
  • 2003 The Adventure of Iron Pussy (Huajai Toranong)
  • 2002 Blissfully Yours (Sud Sanaeha)
  • 2000 Mysterious Object at Noon (Dokfar Nai Meu Marn)


Tilda Swinton, Elkin Díaz, Jeanne Balibar, Juan Pablo Urrego, Daniel Giménez Cacho, Agnes Brekke, Jerónimo Barón, Constanza Guitérrez


Script: Apichatpong Weerasethakul
Cinematography: Sayombhu Mukdeeprom
Sound Design: Akritchalerm Kalayanamitr, Richard Hocks
Music: César López
Editing: Lee Chatametikool
Production: Kick the Machine Films (TH), Burning Blue (CO), Illuminations Films (US)

Co-production: Anna Sanders Films (FR), The Match Factory Productions (DE), Piano (MX), Xstream Pictures (CN), IQiYi Pictures (CN), Titan Creative Entertainment (CN), Rediance (CN), ZDF/arte (DE), Louverture Films (US), Doha Film Institute (QA), Beijing Contemporary Art Foundation (CN), Bord Cadre films (CH), Sovereign Films (UK), Field of Vision (US), 185 Films (CO), Estudios Churubusco (MX)

In association with: Illuminations Films (US)

Technical data

Format: DCP / colour / 5.1
Runtime: 136′
Released: 2021
Language: English, Spanish
Subtitles: English, Spanish, French