Cujo – Primitive by Apichatpong Weerasethakul
In the past autumn the second issue of “Cujo” was released. Entitled Primitive, it was by Apichatpong Weerasethakul and it could be considered the secret origin of the homonym multiplatform project brought to end with the movie, Cannes Golden Palm winner, Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives. It’s a book of 480 pages, looks like an imaginary guide of the experience that Apichatpong lived in a little village in the northwest of Korea. Reading it, you get the feeling to hear a story already begun about a sensitive man who had to do with jungle, ghosts, primitive cults, mysterious traditions and teenagers wearing adidas tracksuits and All-Star. Now it’s the right time to check it out.
Here you can watch the short film Letter to Uncle Boonmee, part of the multi-platform Primitive project. Boonmee is the main character of the feature film of the project.