Matthew Sweet transports listeners into cinemas located around the world with a series of short features, eavesdropping on their stories, their characters and occasionally trying the snacks.
From the multiplexes of the western world to some of the most remote locations on Earth, the act of going to the cinema speaks volumes. This series captures the passions, problems and popcorn habits of film goers as they indulge in an activity that unites the planet. But the story of cinema now is also the story of the political and cultural tensions that divide the world.
Today we hear about the childhood cinema experience of Apichatpong Weerasethakul - who won the Palme D'or at Cannes in 2010 with his film Uncle Boonmee, as he remembers the outdoor cinemas of Thailand.
Producers: Sara Jane Hall.