Thailand

Phuttiphong Aroonpheng – Kraben rahu AKA Manta Ray (2018) (HD)

Phuttiphong Aroonpheng’s beautiful debut feature, about a Rohingya refugee and the Thai fisherman who rescues him, tells a complex story of friendship with minimalistic ease.
Dedicated to the Rohingya refugees who have perished at sea or were found dead in mass graves, Manta Ray ponders the concepts of identity and foreignness, and the reluctance to welcome “strangers” into our lives. Read More »

Ben Rivers & Anocha Suwichakornpong – Krabi, 2562 (2019)

Krabi, 2562 explores the landscape and stories within the community of Krabi, Southern Thailand. A major tourist destination in Thailand, the filmmakers want to capture the town in this specific moment where the pre-historic, the more recent past and the contemporary world collide, sometimes uneasily. Read More »

Sompote Sands & Shohei Tôjô – Urutora 6-kyodai tai kaijû gundan AKA Hanuman vs. 7 Ultramen (1974)

The Hindu god Hanuman teams up with Ultraman and his brethren against familiar Ultra-foes in this rare Ultraman movie co-produced in Thailand. Read More »

Pen-Ek Ratanaruang – Fun Bar Karaoke (1997)

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Pu, a young girl, has been dreaming that her mother, who had died some years before, is building a house. A fortune teller advises her that, should she continue to have this dream, her father will die when the house is completed. Her father, a playboy, is a karaoke regular. He eventually becomes involved with Yok who has connections with the Chinese Mafia. Noi, son of an American soldier who dreams of saving money, is learning English and wants to leave for America. He is in love with Pu, but too shy to reveal his love for her. Pu cannot stop dreaming about the house. Her father’s relationship with Yok brings him nothing but bad luck… .. Read More »

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 »