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...
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 67%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Apichatpong resists control and eschews close-ups, maintaining as always a Zen-like approach to his material."
‑ Peter Howell, Toronto Star
"Miniature rumination on reincarnation and romance overstays its welcome even at 59 minutes."
‑ Neil Young, Hollywood Reporter
"A tone poem on the theme of "acting out dialogue"."
‑ Tim Brayton, Antagony & Ecstasy
"Compared with Weerasethakul's acclaimed features, it feels cobbled together and improvised, which for the most part it was."
‑ Jeff Shannon, Seattle Times
"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."
‑ Maggie Lee, Variety
"Its running time may make it more digestible than some of Weerasethakul's more ambitious pieces, although it straddles the line between full-feature and his short films and experimental work quite beautifully."
‑ Fionnuala Halligan, Screen International
"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."
‑ Mike D'Angelo, AV Club
"Indulges the writer-director's taste for near-catatonic pacing combined with supernatural comings and goings."
‑ Kelly Vance, East Bay Express
"The ideas here were far more interestingly rehearsed in movies like Tropical Malady and his Palme-winning Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives. A diverting footnote to the main body of work, no more than that."
‑ Peter Bradshaw, Guardian
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