Neon Takes ‘Memoria’ From Palme D’Or Winner Apichatpong Weerasethakul

  • The Wrap
Neon has acquired the North American rights to Apichatpong Weerasethakul’s “Memoria,” which is one of the first deals to come out of the American Film Market (Afm).

The drama was written and directed Weerasethakul and stars Tilda Swinton, Jeanne Balibar, Daniel Giménez Cacho, Juan Pablo Urrego and Elkin Diaz. Weerasethakul’s production company Kick the Machine is producing, alongside Burning and Illuminations Films.

Weerasethakul previously won the Palme d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival in 2010 for his film “Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives.”

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Details for the plot are being kept under wraps. The deal was negotiated by Jeff Deutchman on behalf of Neon and Thania Dimitrakopoulou of The Match Factory on behalf of the filmmakers.

At last year’s Afm, Neon acquired Bong Joon-Ho’s eventual Palme d’Or winner, “Parasite,
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