Thailand

Neramit & Sompote Sands – Kraithong (1980)

Good old fashioned daft fun with the croc from Sompote Sands’ classic Crocodile chowing down on Thai villagers and letting small children jump down his throat. This film tells the legendary tale of hero Krai Thong, who used his extreme force, strength of will and superhuman skills when entering a battle to confront the largest crocodile in the world. Read More »

Nawapol Thamrongrattanarit – Die Tomorrow (2017)

Are you afraid of death? According to statistics, two people on earth die each second. Die Tomorrow zeroes in on the last day of its protagonists, each of whom have no idea of their fate. The film picks up on six everyday situations and turns them into moving stories. With true lightness of touch, director Nawapol Thamrongrattanarit forges shots that play out over considerable time and then combines them with documentary-like interview footage, news reports, sound recordings, statistics and archive material, thus creating an elaborate essay. In view of what is about to happen, small snatches of conversation take on dramatic dimensions for the viewer. Read More »

Various – Ten Years Thailand (2018)

10 Years Thailand is a collection of short films by five Thai directors imagining their country ten years into the future. The project is a continuation of 10 Years, a Hong Kong film produced in 2015 that posed the same question to five Hong Kong directors.

Featuring shorts by: Aditya Assarat, Wisit Sasanatieng, Chulayarnnon Siriphol, Apichatpong Weerasethakul. Read More »

Thunska Pansittivorakul – Jutti AKA Reincarnate (2010)

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In separate sketches, Thunska Pansittivorakul shows the homosexual love between a teacher and pupil more explicitly than ever. Several cryptic scenes refer to the oppressive Thai political situation. A clear reaction to the new law that subjected his previous film, This Area Is Under Quarantine (2009), to censorship. Read More »

Apichatpong Weerasethakul – Cactus River (2012)

SYNOPSIS
Since she appeared in my film in 2009, Jenjira Pongpas has changed her name. Like many Thais, she is convinced that the new name will bring her good luck. So Jenjira has become Nach, which means water. Not long after, she was drifting online and encountered a retired soldier, Frank, from Cuba, New Mexico, USA. A few months later they got married and she has officially become Mrs. Nach Widner. Read More »

Patchanon Thammajira – Colic: dek hen pee (2006)

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Colic is a syndrome found in infants, which causes infants to cry continuously for hours. The reason behind this illness is usually credited by medical expects to a number of factors. However, some people believe that it’s linked to something supernatural. “Colic” tells a story of a couple (Pongpob and Phraeploy) who have a shotgun wedding upon discovering that Praeploy has unexpectedly become pregnant. After the wedding, Pongpob brings Phraeploy to his mother’s suburban home. The night before Praeploy delivers the child, the house next to theirs catches on fire. When the baby is delivered, and is brought to their house, he screams and cries with no reason. The doctor considers the baby has colic, and tells the couple that the ailment will disappear when the baby turns 3 to 6 months old. Several months later, the baby still hasn’t stopped crying…while the family’s members encounter to mysterious and unexplained experiences. Read More »

Boonsong Nakphoo – Thudongkawat AKA Wandering (2016)

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Nob leads a happy life in a small town with his wife and young son. But when his son dies and his wife leaves him, he is unable to cope. Even others in the village turn their backs on him. He becomes lonely and feels completely dejected. He plunges deeper and deeper into a downward spiral from which it seems he may not escape. That is, until a glimmer of hope appears in the form of a monk who encourages him to join the Buddhist priesthood. Read More »