Tilda Swinton, known for her role in “The Chronicles of Narnia,” “The Grand Budapest Hotel” and “The Beach,” has announced that she is going to play a role in the film “Memorabilia” from the Thai director Apichatpong Weerasethakul. Who won on his turn, then again a ‘Palme d’or’ and the ‘Prix du Jury’ at the Cannes film festival.
Swinton and the Thai independent film director working together for the first time, but have for many years been friends. “I choose my projects based on the people behind it. From friendship, there can be conversations arise, there can then collaborations grow out of this,” said Swinton. “The word ‘normal’ for me is actually nothing. I don’t know what it should mean. I see only what the people provide, and I think that beauty in the same way is problematic. I can’t imagine that not beautiful.”
“Memorabilia” will revolve around colonialism and the way in which fear is in the collective memory forever. “Nature is all we have. The faster we accept that we are all freaks and monsters are, the faster we will become happy,” concluded the actress.