10 Years Thailand

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    10 Years Thailand

    Directed by

    • Aditya Assarat, Wisit Sasanatieng, Chulayarnnon Siriphol and Apichatpong Weerasethakul

    Thailand, Hong Kong, Japan

    2018

    93 min

    • Thai

    Drama

    In this omnibus film, four Thai directors tell us how they envisage the future of their country. And so, we see four pieces where the future is mixed with a critique of the political situation in Thailand. Aditya Assarat films a young soldier in an art gallery, and subtly transmits the present state of repression. Wisit Sasanatieng shoots a futuristic fable full of cat people. The visual artist Chulayarnnon Siriphol fills the screen with colors in an animated dystopia. And the maestro Apichatpong Weerasethakul serenely captures a man talking about good sleep machines in a square overlooked by a national monument.

    Festivals

    Credits

    Cast
    Boonyarit Wiangnon
    Kidakarn Chatkaewmanee
    Tanasawan Thepsatorn
    Cinematography
    Sarun Srisingchai
    Pitthai Smithsuth
    Pasit Tandaechanurat
    Chatchai Suban
    Editing
    Lee Chatametikool
    Kamontorn Eakwattanakij
    Harin Paesongthai
    Apichatpong Weerasethakul
    Sales
    GOLDEN SCENE COMPANY LIMITED
    Production
    A 10 YEARS STUDIO
    Production
    POP PICTURES CO. LTD.
    Production
    185 FILMS PRODUCTION
    Wisit Sasanatieng

    Wisit Sasanatieng

    Thailand

    After his training at Silpakorn University, Bangkok’s most important art school, Wisit Sasanatieng (1964, Thailand) worked as a director of commercials. He wrote scripts for his friend and colleague Nonzee Nimibutr, including Nang Nak (1999). Tears of the Black Tiger (2000), his directing debut, was the first Thai film ever selected officially for the Cannes Film Festival.

    His latest films include THE UNSEEABLE (2008) and RED EAGLE (2010). He contributed a segment to 10 YEAR THAILAND (2018).

    Aditya Assarat

    Aditya Assarat

    Thailand

    Filmmaking is like sports. We need to practice it all the time in order to improve.

    Aditya Assarat was born in Bangkok. Thailand, in 1972. He left Thailand at the age of 15 to be educated in the United States. He studied History at New York University, and subsequently earned a master's degree in film production at the Southern California School of Cinematic Arts in 2000.

    His graduate thesis film, the 15-minute short MOTORCYCLE was screened at the Chicago International Film Festival, where it won a Gold Hugo award, the San Francisco International Film Festival, where it won a Golden Gate Award. It also won the R. D. Pestonji Award at the 2000 Thai Short Film and Video Festival and the Vision of Life Award at the 2000 Bangkok Film Festival. It was named best short film at the Aspen Shortsfest and the Shorts International Film Festival in New York City. Since, he's made short films like PLENG CHAT THAI (2011), ALL POWERFUL! (2014), and SUKHUMVIT (2017). He also contributed a segment to 10 YEARS THAILAND (2018).

    Selected Filmography

    Apichatpong Weerasethakul

    Apichatpong Weerasethakul

    Thailand

    Weerasethakul was born in Bangkok and grew up in Khon Kaen in north-eastern Thailand. He began making film and video shorts in 1994. With a growing international reputation, he has mounted exhibitions and installations in galleries, biennales and museums throughout the world. His work deals with memory, subtly addressed personal politics and social issues. His feature films have won him widespread international recognition and numerous festival prizes. Blissfully Yours and TROPICAL MALADY premiered at the Cannes Film Festival and his 2010 feature UNCLE BOONMEE WHO CAN RECALL HIS PAST LIVES was awarded Cannes’ Palme d’Or. His film MEKONG HOTEL (2012), a one-hour film for Arte Television also premiered in the festival, and so did his latest feature, CEMETERY OF SPLENDOUR. BLUE, his latest short, premiered at the Toronto IFF.

    Selected Filmography

    Chulayarnnon Siriphol

    Chulayarnnon Siriphol

    Thailand

    Chulayarnnon Siriphol was born in Bangkok in 1986 where he currently lives and works. He is filmmaker and visual artist. He works in short film, experimental film, documentary and video installation which are in-between personal memory and social memory, documentary and fiction, reality and supernatural. He won many short film awards. His works have been screened in many film festivals and exhibitions in Asia and Europe, including in The 34th International Film Festival Rotterdam, Netherlands (2005), the 26th Hamburg International Short Film Festival, Germany (2010), Can You Hear Me?, Objectifs Centre for Photography and Film, Singapore (2012), Sharjah Biennial 11, United Arab Emirates (2013), the 4th Moscow International Biennale for Young Art, Moscow, Russia (2014), The 5th Fukuoka Asian Art Triennale, Fukuoka, Japan (2014)