Tilda Swinton

Since Tilda Swinton was introduced into the world of cinema by Derek Jarman when he cast her in his Caravaggio (1986) her career has been marked by a profound commitment to working regularly with some of recent cinema’s most original directors. She worked on another seven projects with Jarman including The Last of England (1987) and Edward II (1991). In Peter Wollen’s Friendship’s Death (1987) she played an extra-terrestrial who comes to earth in Palestine and her role in Orlando (1992), a film by Sally Potter based on the Virginia Woolf novel also confirmed her shape-shifting abilities as an actress. Alongside occasional excursions into big budget film-making (The Chronicles of Nania 2008 and 2010, Dr Strange 2016 and George Miller’s upcoming Three Thousand Years of Longing), confirming her status as a major international star, she has worked regularly with such high profile independents as Jim Jarmusch, Lynne Ramsay, Luca Guadagnino, Bong Joon Ho, Wes Anderson (most recently The French Dispatch 2021) Pedro Almodovar with The Human Voice (2020) and Joanna Hogg (Souvenir 2019 and Souvenir: Part II 2021 and The Eternal Daughter 2021). With Memoria, Apichatpong Weerasethakul is added to this group. The first of their collaborations was a jointly curated, multi-disciplinary festival called Film on the Rocks in Thailand in 2012 and it has long been their ambition to collaborate on a feature film. Memoria is the result.

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Elkin Díaz

Elkin Díaz was born in Cúcuta, a small town in the north of the region of Santander in Colombia. He studied acting and started his career working in theatre, interpreting roles in plays by Shakespeare, Moliere, García Márquez and other literary works in the Pawel Nowicki theatre group. He entered the world of television in 1993 with a role in the tv show El Ultimo Beso (1993). Since then he has worked in over twenty different Colombian TV series and is widely recognised and popular as an actor. His introduction to the world of cinema was in 2001, with his role in the Colombian film Es Mejor Ser Rico Que Pobre (1999), directed by Ricardo Coral. He has worked in other Colombian films including El Rey (2004), La Pasión de Gabriel (2008), and Shakespeare (2014). Memoria is his first international production.


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Jeanne Balibar

Jeanne Balibar made her first appearance in film with Arnaud Desplechin’s 1992 film La Sentinelle and then later in his Comment Je Suis Disputé – Ma Vie Sexuelle in 1996. Her first major role was in Jacques Rivette’s Va Savoir (2001). She has worked with some of the best and most adventurous filmmakers, including Jacques Rivette, Olivier Assayas, Benoit Jacquot, Christophe Honoré, Raul Ruiz and Pawel Pawlikowski. Also well known as a singer, she has made several albums. Pedro Costa created a documentary portrait of her as singer in Ne Change Rien (2009). Acclaimed for her work as a stage actress, she has collaborated with important theatre directors and performed numerous times on the stage. One of her most successful recent film roles has been as the cult French chanteuse Barbara in the film of the same name, directed by Mathieu Amalric in 2017 for which she received a César. Merveilles a Montfermeil, the second film feature she has written and directed was released in 2020.


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Daniel Giménez Cacho

The Mexican actor Daniel Giménez Cacho started his film career 1987 with his role in Herencia Maldita (1987). Ever since he has worked in both Mexican television and film, but it was his role in Guillermo del Toro’s Cronos (1993) that increased his profile as an actor. In 1988-89 he had also been in the TV series written and directed by del Toro and Alfonso Cuaron’s La Hora Marcardo. He has worked with many important Latin American and Spanish directors including Jorge Fons, Midaq Alley (1995), Pedro Almodovar, La Mala Educación/Bad Education (2004) and Alfonso Cuarón, as the narrator in Y Tu Mamá También (2001). His recent work includes the central role in Lucrecia Martel’s widely acclaimed Zama (2017) and Chicuarotes (2019) directed by Gael García Bernal.


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Juan Pablo Urrego

Juan Pablo Urrego here represents younger Colombian talent. He studied theatre, dancing and circus in Cuba and then continued those studies in Argentina. Since then he has starred in more than ten productions including the Netflix series Distrito Salvaje/Wild District (2018) and Historia de un Crimen: Colmenares/Crime Diaries:Night Out (2019). One of his most important roles has been in the Telemundo series Sin Senos Si Hay Paraiso (2016-19). Only recently has he started his career in film, working in Amigos de Nadie (2019) directed by Luis Restrepo, and El Olvido Que Seremos/Forgotten We’ll Be (2020) Official Selection Cannes 2020, directed by Fernando Trueba.


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(Director of Photography)

Sayombhu Mukdeeprom is best known for his regular collaboration with Thai director Apichatpong Weerasethakul on such films as Blissfully Yours, Syndromes and A Century, and Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives. His international profile has grown as he was cinematographer on Miguel Gomes’ Arabian Nights Trilogy (2015) and on Luca Gaudagnino’s Call Me By Your Name (2017) and Suspiria (2018). For the latter two films he won consecutive Independent Spirit Awards for Best Cinematography. His other films shot in Thailand include Iron Ladies 2 (2003), Sayew (2003), Midnight My Love (2005), Happy Birthday (2008), Bitter Sweet (2009), Sawasdee Bangkok (2009) Hellgate (2011) and Last Summer (2013).

(Editor & Post Supervisor)

After studying in the United States, Lee Chatametikool returned to Bangkok in 2001 for Apichatpong Weerasethakul’s second feature, Blissfully Yours, marking the start of two decades of collaboration with Thailand’s new generation of filmmakers. He has worked with Apichatpong on six of his features. His debut feature film, Concrete Clouds (2013), premiered in Busan and was screened in competition at Rotterdam, Taipei, Shanghai and Edinburgh. It won Best Film, Best Director and Best Supporting Actress in the Thai ‘Oscars’, the Subhanahongsa Awards. In 2002, Chatametikool founded his own post-production company, Houdini Studio and in 2010 White Light Post to do colour grading and finishing for Thai and regional feature films. He has received numerous awards for editing and his recent projects include Dao Khanong/By the Time It Gets Dark (2016), Kraben Rahu/Mantaray (2018) and Wang Xiao Shuai’s So Long, My Son (2019).

(Production Designer)

Angélica Perea is a fine artist with a long career in arts. This has given her a distinctive vision as production designer and aligned her to films that she recognises as interesting and unconventional. Some of her most recognised work has been with director Ciro Guerra as production designer on Los Viajes del Viento/The Wind Journeys (2009), El Abrazo de La Serpiente/Embrace of the Serpent (2015), for which she received two awards (Premios Macondo y Premios Platino) for best Production Design, and Pájaros de Verano/Birds of Passage (2018). Perea has also worked as production designer on various art installations and in the theatre.

(Lead Sound Designer)

Akritchalerm Kalayanmitr has worked on all Apichatpong’s features and art installations since Tropical Malady. In 2008, he founded an open art space, SOL (Space of Liberty) with his frequent sound collaborator, Koichi Shimizu. They were invited to create Anat(t)a, a sound installation, for the 37th Rotterdam International Film Festival in 2008. His recent credits include Apichatpong Weerasethakul’s Cemetery of Splendour (2015), Pimpaka Towira’s The Island Funeral (2015), Anocha Suwichakornpong’s By the Time it gets Dark (2016), Prabda Yoon’s Someone from Nowhere (2017), Daniel Hui’s Demons (2018), Kondej Jaturanrasamee’s Where We Belong (2019) and Alyx G. Arumpac’s Aswang (2019). He has been sound designer on Apichatpong Weerasethakul’s touring live theatre performance Fever Room which has been presented internationally throughout Europe and Asia.

(Sound Recordist)

Raúl Locatelli began an investigation into sound production during university in Uruguay, culminating in his thesis The Sound Structure in Cinema. The first opportunity offered to him to work in cinema was in 2004 on Amat Escalante’s Sangre/Blood, which awakened his passion for cinema. He has worked on more than forty feature films, among them La Jaula de Oro (1987) by Diego Quemada Diez won Ariel and Fénix Awards for Best Sound, He also won Best Sound at the Havana Film Festival for Lux Silenciosa/Silent Light (2007) by Carlos Reygadas and Yo (2015) by Matias Meyer.

(1st Assistant Director (TH))

Sompot Chidgasornpongse graduated with an MFA in Film/Video from California Institute of the Arts (CalArts). He’s been working closely with Apichatpong Weerasethakul as assistant director on many projects, including Tropical Malady, Syndromes and a Century, Cemetery of Splendour and the live performance Fever Room. His short films were shown at various festivals including Oberhausen, Rotterdam, Viennale, Visions du Réel, Indielisboa. His first feature documentary, Railway Sleepers (2016), was selected by the Berlinale, Busan and many other festivals worldwide. He is currently working on his second feature film 9 Temples to Heaven.

(1st Assistant Director (COL))

Santiago Porras has been an active participant in many areas of Colombian film making. Some of his most recognized work has been with Franco Lolli working as his casting director on both Litigante/Une mère incroyable (2019) and Gente de Bien (2015), as well as first and third assistant respectively on these two films. He has also worked as the logistics manager on Pájaros de Verano/Birds of Passage (2018) by Ciro Guerra and Cristina Gallego and was the field producer on Jorge Navas’ Somos Calentura/We are the Heat (2018). Porras has also been casting director and 1st assistant on many short films, including Madre/Mother by Simón Mesa, nominated for best short film in Cannes in 2016.















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