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The Island Funeral

OT: Maha Samut Lae Susaan

Pimpaka Towira // Thailand, 2015
Fiction Feature // FF2016
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While in the capital a political crisis is brewing, Laila and her brother and a friend set out on a journey to the South of the country where her aunt is supposed to be living. The further they get from events in Bangkok, the more they move into the terrain of the age-old conflict between the Buddhist majority and the Muslim minority. Long-forgotten memories return, while their aunt seems to have completely disappeared. Island Funeral is an elegant road movie, as many-layered as its story. A political and aesthetic reflection unafraid to quote other genres and dip into magical realism.


Pimpaka Towira (*1967) is a pioneer of Thai independent cinema and was the first female film-maker in her country to achieve international recognition. Her video installations and short, experimental and long films have been seen at numerous festivals and won many awards.



Maha Samut Lae Susaan

Fiction Feature


Asia Express//FF2016



102 min

OV with English subtitles

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