Mekong Hotel (2012)

Mekong Hotel

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Shifting between fact and fiction in a hotel situated along the Mekong River, a filmmaker rehearses a movie expressing the bonds between a vampire-like mother and daughter...

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Documentary, Drama, Art House & International, Special Interest
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Written By: Apichatpong Weerasethakul
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All Critics (9) | Top Critics (5)

Apichatpong resists control and eschews close-ups, maintaining as always a Zen-like approach to his material.

Full Review… | January 17, 2013
Toronto Star
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Compared with Weerasethakul's acclaimed features, it feels cobbled together and improvised, which for the most part it was.

Full Review… | December 6, 2012
Seattle Times
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It's not painful to endure or anything (in part because it's so short), but to borrow the title of one of last year's celebrated Cannes premieres: This is not a film.

Full Review… | May 20, 2012
AV Club
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Miniature rumination on reincarnation and romance overstays its welcome even at 59 minutes.

Full Review… | May 18, 2012
Hollywood Reporter
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A 59-minute offshoot of a shelved film project, the pic plays like a bonus track to the Thai auteur's Palme d'Or winner, Uncle Boonmee.

Full Review… | May 18, 2012
Variety
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Indulges the writer-director's taste for near-catatonic pacing combined with supernatural comings and goings.

Full Review… | March 13, 2013
East Bay Express

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