So Be It

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    So Be It

    A-wang

    Directed by

    Thailand

    2014

    85 min

    • Thai

    Documentary

    Two contrasting childhoods in a country shaped by Buddhism. At seven, William is something of a celebrity. Since his entertaining appearances in a reality show in which children follow in Buddha’s footsteps, this likeable boy has acquired quite a fan club. Back at school, William misses his venerable monk teacher from the show. He decides to spend his school holidays learning more from him and intends to become a monk himself in the future. Things are very different for eleven-year-old Bundit who lives far away from his parents in a huge religious school. It is more of an educational camp and Bundit has a hard time coping with the strict regime. When he returns to his family in the mountains, after years away, he truly blossoms.

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    Credits

    Screenplay
    Kongdej Jaturanrasmee
    Cinematography
    Phumin Chinaradee
    Withit Chanthamarit
    Editing
    Wasunan Hutawet
    Music
    Wissanu Likitsathaporn
    Production
    SONG SOUND PRODUCTION
    Sales
    MOSQUITO FILMS
    Kongdej Jaturanrasmee

    Kongdej Jaturanrasmee

    Thailand

    Kongdej Jaturanrasmee is a Thai screenwriter and film director. His screenplays include THE LETTER (Pa-oon Chantornsiri, 2004), THE PROTECTOR (Prachya Pinkaew, 2005) and ME ... MYSELF (Pongpat Wachirabunjong, 2007). His own films include SAYEW (2003), MIDNIGHT MY LOVE (2005) and HANDLE ME WITH CARE (2008). In 2011, he started to make independent films. P-047 (2011), premiered in the Orizzonti at Venice International Film Festival 2011, TANG WONG (2013) premiered at Berlin International Film Festival 2013 and won Best Picture and Best Director at the Thailand National Film Association Awards, along with numerous other domestic film awards. His latest films are SO BE IT (2014), which premiered internationally at Berlin International Film Festival 2015 in the Generation Kplus, and SNAP (2015), in competition at Tokyo International Film Festival 2015.

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