Wonderful Town - a film by Aditya Assarat - Wonderful Town
Aditya Assarat's "Wonderful Town" won the top prize at the Rotterdam Film Festival, screened in competition at the Berlinale and premieres in the U.S. at the New Directors, New Films series.
Syndromes and a Century
The films of Thai director Apichatpong Weerasethakul occupy a fertile space between narrative and art object, where simple interactions accumulate and gain weight in a web of meaning that is held together as much by space and mood as it is by character and story. Like Tropical Malady, his new film consists of two parts, both involving a love story between doctors. The press notes explain that what can just barely called the plot is loosely based on the memories of Weerasethakul’s parents.
Tears of the Black Tiger
Wisit Sasanatieng's retro Thai western is a pastiche of long-forgotten styles that’s part melodrama, part over-the-top gunslinging, all bathed in madly oversaturated colors.
Tropical Malady - Review
Apichatpong Weerasethakul's second feature film leisurely observes a budding romance between a soldier and a country boy.