WFC Thailand: สุดเสน่หา

Long takes with a mostly distant, mostly stationary camera. It’s kinda hypnotic. Nothing much happens for minutes on end, just people talking about inconsequential things. Very stylish in its non-stylishness.

Plot-wise, nothing is explained, and all the people seem to be telling half-truths to each other, and doing very odd things. But gradually things come into focus and you kinda piece things together. Brilliant.

I laughed out loud when the titles came in at the 45 minute mark along with a jaunty tune.

Blissfully Yours. Apichatpong Weerasethakul. 2002. Thailand.


  • 5 parts cocounut rum
  • 3 parts lemongrass syrup
  • 2 parts lime juice

Sharky with ice. Strain into a cocktail glass. Garnish with lime and lemongrass.

Lemongrass syrup:

2 stalks of lemongrass, chopped 2 parts water 1 part sugar

Bring to a boil and them simmer for 15 minutes. Chill. Dude.

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