Tilda Swinton and Juan Pablo Urrego in a still from Memoria, in competition for the Palme d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival.
Tilda Swinton and Juan Pablo Urrego in a still from Memoria, in competition for the Palme d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival.

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Cannes 2021: Memoria movie review – Tilda Swinton in Thai auteur Apichatpong Weerasethakul’s near-unclassifiable film

  • British actress Swinton plays a botanist in Colombia, Jessica, who begins a strange journey of self-discovery. ‘I think I’m going crazy,’ she says at one point
  • At times excruciatingly slow, Apitchapong’s film is hard to classify and as idiosyncratic as you would expect from the Thai auteur filmmaker

Tilda Swinton and Juan Pablo Urrego in a still from Memoria, in competition for the Palme d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival.
Tilda Swinton and Juan Pablo Urrego in a still from Memoria, in competition for the Palme d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival.
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