Pimpaka Towira

Pimpaka Towira


I didn’t plan to be a controversial director, but film is exposure of life.    


Pimpaka Towira, born 1967 in Thailand, was educated in Film at the University in Bangkok. Her feature film debut ONE NIGHT HUSBAND (2003) gave her international fame. She is the first female Thai filmmaker to be noticed by international viewers and critics. Towira writes, directs and produces all of her films. She has been invited as a jury member for many film festivals and won the Silpathorn Award in 2009, distributed by the Ministry of Culture in Thailand. In 2010, her short film POR won the Special Jury Award at the Pacific Meridian IFF, after which she made three acclaimed shorts, FATHER (2010), TERRIBLY HAPPY (2010) and MOTHER (2012). Her second feature, and most recent film, THE ISLAND FUNERAL (2015), was awarded Asian Future Best Film Award at Tokyo IFF and received the FIPRESCI Award at the Hong Kong IFF.

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