Wednesday, August 03, 2005

Mari menonton filem! percuma!

Dear All
You are invited to attend the following programs presented by award-winning Thai indie director Thunska Pansittivorakul ( ). Thunska is in town to speak at a seminar at UiTM on 3 & 4 Aug.

Thai Film Program: Shorts, Animation, Experimental, Documentary
Organiser: Kelab Seni Filem Malaysia
Venue: HELP Univ College, Pusat Bandar Damansara, KL
Date & time: Fri 5 Aug, starting at 7.00pm
Free admission

Thunska will talk with the audience after the screenings.

Please call 012-2255136 for further info.

Program 1
Pik Bann Hao (Coming Home)
A Same Old Story as I thought it was the Same but it's not the same
Down the River
[98 minutes]

Program 2
Our Child
To Infinity & Beyond
Happy Berry
[95 minutes]

The Films

Pik Bann Hao (Coming Home)
15 minutes / fiction / colour / sound / 2004
directed by Supawut Boonmahathanakorn & Samart Suwannaratt
Film Festivals
-2005 The 1st InDPanda International Short Film Festival, Hong Kong
-2005 Bangkok International Film Festival

-2004 second prize award in The 8th Thai Short Film&Video Festival, Thailand
-2004 Best Screenplay of Jameson Shortfilms Awards in My First Film Festival
Even Odd has a blissful life at hometown, but he wishes there would be
something better for his family and beloved, Yao. In developing country, the
number of provincial people whp move to metropolis is rising. Perhaps he
does not realize that he is the one of that people. First day in Bangkok, he
meets Wake, his hometown brother, who lives with his girlfriend, Jan, in a
cramped apartment, The room seems to be stuffier physically and mentally
when he depends on them. He starts his job as salesman and it not like what
he imagined. The only thing that maintains his life is the thought of
anything in peaceful hometown. Throug sweat and tears in a month, he gets
first salary. He cannot make a decision whether he will go back to his
hometown or lives here. Unfortunately, he does not have such a chance to
choose any choice.

A Same Old Story as I thought it was the Same but it's not the same
30 minutes / fiction / colour / sound / 2005
directed by Zart Tancharoern
The same things it seem change but stillremains the same

Down the River
54 minutes / fiction / colour / sound / 2004
directed by Anucha Boonyawatana
Film Festivals
-2005 The 2th Bangkok International Film Festival, Thailand
-2005 Asian New Force : The 10th Hong Kong Independent Short Film & Video
Awards, Hong Kong

-2004 Special Mention Award in The 8th Thai Short Film & Video Festival,
-2004 National winner Kodak Film School Competition (Best Cinematography)in
The 8th Thai Short Film & Video Festival, Thailand
-2005 Grand Prize Award in Young Thai Artist Awards, Thailand

Being obsessed by his long lost love , The young male gay searches for the
truth of his love life by taking his boyfriend to the seventh tier of
Pachang Cascade

[98 minutes]

Our Child
4 minutes/ animation & MV / colour / sound / 2004
directed byThawatpong Tangsajjapoj
Film Festivals
-2005 DIBA Digital Barcelona Film Festival, Spain
-2005 Busan University for Digital Contest 2005, South Korea
-2005 Best of the World Program : Taiwan International Animation Festival,

From childhood to manhood, something has changed while we grow up.

To Infinity & Beyond
11 minutes / experimental / colour / silent & sound / 2004
directed by Sompot Chidgasornpongse
-2005 DIBA Digital Barcelona Film Festival, Spain
-2005 Tiger Cub Competition : The 34th International Film Festival
Rotterdam, The Netherlands
"To infinity and beyond" is a mixed-genre short film. It's an experimental
metaphor piece that combines real footages with fictional narratives. The
film consists of two parts made up of the same footages but told from a
different, yet related, perspective. It captures the activities of the
villagers in a Thai ceremonial tradition called "Boon Bung Fai." The
objective of the ceremony, though quite forgotten, was to worship the sky
and beg for the rain. The film showcases a crash of documentary and
fictional narratives; sights and sound; folk tale and the modern day news
reporting, as well as relationships between man and nature, earth and sky
,reality and dream, west and east, and most importantly, the past and the
present that will lead us to the future.

Happy Berry
76 minutes / documentary / colour / silent & sound / 2004
directed by Thunska Pansittivorakul
Film Festivals
-2004 Indies power section : The 28th Hong Kong International Film Festival,
Hong Kong
-2004 The 20th Visual Comunications Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film & Video
Festival, USA
-2004 The 6th Makati Cinemanila International Film Festival, Philippines
-2004 The 4th Taiwan International Documentary Festival, Taiwan
-2005 SEA EYE programm : The 34th International Film Festival Rotterdam, The
-2005 Regards neufs competition : Vision Du Reel, Nyon, Switzerland
-2005 DIBA Digital Barcelona Film Festival, Spain
-2005 J’EN REVE : the Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain, Paris,

-2004 Grand Prize Award in Asian Vision category : The 4th Taiwan
International Documentary Festival, Taiwan

Happy Berry is the name of a Bangkok boutique run by a group of trendy Thai
youths, and is the nerve centre of this fly-on-the-wall documentary (the
second in a trilogy entitled "Love and Life"). The camera catches the
subjects indulging in all the (post) modern lifestyle trends: drugs, kinky
sex, hip-hop, fashion, exhibitionism, narcissism. They are uninhibited, the
kind of youth who break down barriers in a supposedly traditional and
religious society, but perhaps that's just on the surface. Behind the upbeat
tone is a probing examination of values and attitudes in modern youth
relationships. Happiness may be deceptive but there's certainly a lot of fun
in the Happy Berry.

[95 minutes]


i. “SURABAYA JOHNNY” 20 min.

A mockumentary evidence. directed by Dain-Iskandar Said

ii. “THE BIG DURIAN” 75 min.

A docu-drama. directed by Amir Muhammad

date Saturday, 6th August 2005
time 3.30 pm
location Dewan Kuliah Utama, Akademi Seni Kebangsaan, 464, Jalan Tun Ismail, 50480 Kuala Lumpur (near National Monument / Bank Negara / Padang Merbok)

Dr. Megat Al Imran Yasin
En. Mohamad Zaky Haji Abdul Rahim
En. Abdul wahab Hamzah


Presented by: Department of Film, TV and Video, National Arts Academy, Ministry of Culture, Arts and Heritage Malaysia
Enquiry : phone 03-2697 1777 (general line)

03-2697 5376 (Puan Norhafilah)
03-2697 5337 (En. Norazawana)
fax 03-2697 5513 / 5831 / 5452


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