Takashi Miike, from the Sukiyaki Western Django making of featurette.
My main influence outside of cinema? I would have to say parents. I am really attached to my family. They are both doctors who moved from Bangkok to live in a small town when there was nothing. In the first scene of Blissfully Yours you see a doctor clinic - that is my parents’ workspace for the last 25 years. They were in that green curtain room all their working life. I wish one day I can make an entire film just happening in that room as a tribute to them. They took me to my first cinema experience in a local theatre. They allowed me to do what I wanted. My mother used to have an orchid garden that she loved. Both of them enjoy traveling and always tag the kids along. They have led a super simple life that I wish I could be that simple. Simplicity is the key.
- Apichatpong Weerasethakul