Phantom of Illumination (Thailand, 2017)

The subject of Wattanapume Laisuwanchai’s documentary Phantom of Illumination is a humble projectionist who worked at the same Bangkok neighborhood theater for 26 years until it was closed in 2013. Yet rather than being the […]

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on May, 06 · in Reviews

Enslaving Ourselves to Digital Technology: On Nawapol Thamrongrattanarit’s 36 and Freelance

Over the last decade, one of the most singular cinematic voices in Asian Cinema has emerged from Thailand – thirty-five-year-old filmmaker Nawapol Thamrongrattanarit. Since his screenwriting and directorial debut in 2009, his films, a mixture […]

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on Dec, 22 · in Features

Die Tomorrow (Thailand, 2017)

Nawapol Thamrongrattanarit has, in the course of his short filmography, already established his propensity to explore and expand cinematic narrative form in relation to themes of human connection and temporality. From his debut feature 36 […]

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on Jun, 17 · in Reviews

Cemetery of Splendor (Thailand, 2015)

Cemetery of Splendor, director Apichatpong Weerasethakul’s follow-up to his Palme d’Or-winning Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives (2010) and Mekong Hotel (2012), is a cosmically-paced meditation on memory, spiritual connection and dreaming. It […]

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on Jan, 15 · in Reviews

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