Academy Award winner Tilda Swinton stars in the bewildering drama “Memoria,” which opens at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln’s Mary Riepma Ross Media Arts Center on June 17. Continuing to show is “Pleasure.”
“Memoria” tells Palme D’or winning director Apichatpong Weerasethakul’s story about a Scottish woman, who, after hearing a loud “bang” at daybreak, begins experiencing a mysterious sensory syndrome while traversing the jungles of Colombia.
Since being startled by the noise, Jessica (played by Swinton) is unable to sleep. In Bogotá to visit her sister, she befriends Agnes (Jeanne Balibar), an archaeologist studying human remains discovered within a tunnel under construction. Jessica travels to see Agnes at the excavation site. In a small town nearby, she encounters a fish scaler, Hernan (Elkin Diaz), and they share memories by the river. As the day comes to a close, Jessica is awakened to a sense of clarity.
“Memoria,” which is rated PG, is showing through June 23.
Also showing is “Pleasure.” The debut feature by Ninja Thyberg is a journey into the Los Angeles porn industry through the lens of newcomer Bella Cherry (Sofia Kappel).
“Pleasure,” which shows through June 23, is not rated.