30.09. - 09.10.2021

The Island Funeral Thailand 2015 | 102 min | OV with English subtitles | Colour | FF 2016

Pimpaka Towira

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.

rated for 0 + years
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.
Original title: Maha Samut Lae Susaan
Film type: Fiction Feature
Original language: Thai
Section: Asia Express
Language and subtitles: OV with English subtitles
Director: Pimpaka Towira
Screenplay: Kong Rithdee, Pimpaka Towira
Cast: Heen Sasithorn, Aukrit Pornsumpunsuk, Yossawat Sittiwong, Pattanapong Sriboonrueang, Wanlop Rungkamjad, Kiatsuda Piromya
Producer: Pimpaka Towira, Chatchai Chaiyon
Director of Photography: Phuttiphong Aroonpheng
Music: Inspirative, Noppanan Panicharoen
Production Design: Vikrom Janpanus
Editor: Harin Paesongthai, Benjarat Choonuan, Uruphong Raksasad
Sound: 0
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Format: dcp
German Distributor:
World Sales: Mosquito Films Distribution
Production: Extra Virgin
Contact: Donsaron Kovitvanitcha, Mosquito Films Distribution:


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