Memoria (2021)
January 16, 2022 8:10 PM - Subscribe

A Scottish orchid farmer visiting her ill sister in Bogota, Colombia, befriends a young musician and a French archaeologist in charge of monitoring a century-long construction project to tunnel through the Andes mountain range. Each night, she is bothered by increasingly loud bangs which prevent her from getting any sleep.
posted by Literaryhero (3 comments total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
Not sure if many people have had the chance to see this (yet?), but I wanted to make a post. Maybe not my favorite movie of Apichatpong Weerasethakul's, but definitely worth seeing. Without spoilers*, I was somewhat disappointed by the ultimate cause of the sound and feel like it might have been better left completely unresolved? I don't know. It did remind me a bit of 1Q84, where it seemed like Tilda Swinton was half stuck between two different realities. Of the good points, though, I don't know if anything could have been more perfect than the ossobuco dinner scene, and I also thought that when old Hernan was persuaded to just lie down in the grass and sleep was so...I don't know, I don't really have the words to express the feeling. It was just right in a way that defies explanation, at least to me.

*I know that this, as a movie is pretty much impossible to spoil, and Fanfare in general permits spoilers
posted by Literaryhero at 8:16 PM on January 16, 2022 [1 favorite]

Where'd you get to see it? My understanding is that it's a. Very unique release cycle and will only be posting one theater at a time perpetually, and never on streaming.
posted by Carillon at 9:32 PM on January 16, 2022

Where'd you get to see it?

Illegally. I live in a country where it will never be released, so there is no other way I could have seen it which helps assuage my conscience.
posted by Literaryhero at 6:23 AM on January 17, 2022 [1 favorite]

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