Part of Surrealism's enduring legacy is the cadavre exquis
("exquisite corpse"), a variation on an old parlor game in which players add words, phrases or entire sentences to an unfolding tale with only partial knowledge of what's already been written. More often than not, the finished product is nonsense, but meaningful nonsense that somehow reveals whatever "unconscious reality" the group shares. In an attempt to construct a similarly revealing group portrait of his homeland, Thai director Apichatpong Weerasethakul has taken the technique a step further, combining this fanciful approach to storytelling with more straightforward filmmaking practice. Part trave...