Directed by Apichatpong Weerasethakul
(Various Countries, 2021, digital, in English and Spanish with English subtitles)

The images in the film’s last section “represent a quietly mind-blowing moment of cinema, something as wild and argument-provoking now as the end of ‘2001: A Space Odyssey’ was in 1968.” —New York Times

The MFAH is the exclusive Houston venue for the national theatrical release of Memoria, an enigmatic fusion of science fiction and horror narratives.

The incomparable Tilda Swinton stars as Jessica, a British woman in Bogotá, Colombia, who faces insomnia after being startled by a mysterious loud bang. Her efforts to seek solace lead to a series of encounters with an archaeologist and a fisherman—a journey that takes Jessica across mountains and the jungle. The cast also includes Jeanne Balibar, Elkin Díaz, and Juan Pablo Urrego.

Visiting Guidelines Masks are recommended in Museum auditoriums. Advance tickets are also recommended. A risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists in any public setting. In the interest of your personal safety and community health, please observe all precautions set forth by the MFAH—learn more here. Doors open 30 minutes before the screening starts. No late entry.

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The MFAH film department is supported by Tenaris; the Vaughn Foundation; The Consulate General of the Republic of Korea; Nina and Michael Zilkha; Consulate General of Italy in Houston; Italian Cultural Institute in Los Angeles; Consulate General of Brazil in Houston; Franci Neely; Carrin Patman and Jim Derrick; L'Alliance Française de Houston; and ILEX Foundation.


Directed by Apichatpong Weerasethakul
(Various Countries, 2021, 136 minutes)
Lynn Wyatt Theater


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