Tuesday at Five Flavours: Thailand through the eyes of the young
On Tuesday join us at Five Flavours for an adventure in Thai settings. The programme contains films “BNK48: Girls Don’t Cry” and “Where we belong”, as well as meetings with guests.
The main parts in the film “Where We Belong” were played by members of the idol supergroup BNK48 – talented, charismatic female vocalists prove that they can go beyond the pop stylistics and operate with penumbra and deep melancholy.
In our Tuesday programme you will find two films from Thailand. At 5.45 p.m. we invite you to a unique documentary “BNK48: Girls Don’t Cry” by the last year’s winner of New Asian Cinema competition, Nawapol Thamrongrattanarit. After the screening, Jagoda Murczyńska will talk with a member of the group BNK48, Jennis Oprasert, about the bright and dark side of work in the Thai music industry.
At 8.30 p.m. we invite you to the film “Where We Belong”, fighting for this year’s Grand Prix of the New Asian Cinema competition. After the screening, the director, Kongdej Jaturanrasmee, the producer, Soros Sukhum, and the lead actress, Jennis Oprasert, will share experiences from their work on the film.
BNK48: Girls Don’t Cry
dir. Nawapol Thamrongrattanarit
Tuesday, 19 November,5.45 p.m. at Kinoteka
In "BNK48: Girls Don't Cry" Nawapol Thamrongrattanarit returns to his signature focus on new media. He looks into the phenomenon of idol culture, wondering about the influence that the development of technology and social media have on the lives of modern young people. The frames reveal young filmmaker's author visual style: usage of pastel colours, strong exposure to light. This time, Thamrongrattanarit minimizes his directorial role and allows girls to decide on the plot of the documentary, which thus turns into their personal diary from the time they spent in BNK48.
Where We Belong
Thee Trong Nan Me Chan Rue Plao
dir. Kongdej Jaturanrasamee
Tuesday, 19 November, 8.30 p.m. at Kinoteka
The story about significant choices sketched with a coloured pen is a subtle portrait of friendship between two girls stepping into adulthood. The director uses a coming-of-age story format as a pretext to contemplate on the search for identity in the global world and creates a charming essay on long-lasting and elusive interpersonal relations – as well as simply on being a girl and all the problems girls face in the contemporary world. Two Thai teenagers wandering over the streets of a provincial town embody the flâneurism of the 21st century – flashing lights of shopping malls, disorderly colourfulness of urban bazaars and promenades hidden in half-shadow are faraway places but also so familiar to the spectators all over the world.