Archive - 11th Five Flavours Film Festival
The year 1997 was the time of a harsh economic crisis in Thailand. Wealthy families of two friends lose everything, and the girls have to say goodbye to the dreams of living together in a luxurious apartment building. They fear they will be separated and decide to take a desperate step, but one of them will hesitate before fulfilling the dramatic promise. The consequences are inevitable. And deadly serious.
Sopon Sakdapisit combines the best traditions of Thai horrors with the plot rooted deep in the history of the country of the past two decades. Similar to the cult "Laddaland," it takes a critical look at the enriching middle class, this time observing the world of developers and profiteers who play with fire and refuse to take responsibility for their mistakes. The core of the film consists of a traditional, dependable, modern-day story of revenge from the underworld with a pinch of 1990s nostalgia. In the razor-sharp frames, the director juxtaposes stylish interiors of the protagonists’ apartment, and the gloomy dread of the unfinished, empty carcass of a skyscraper. Modernity and rationality meets the inexplicable and the uncontrollable. Is there anything harder to suppress than the fury of a betrayed friend?
The hope of Thai horror, author of scripts for renown horror films: "Shutter", "Alone," "Phobia," and "Phobia 2," director of award-winning favorites of the Thai audience, cleverly combining the genre conventions to show the dark sides of modern reality.
2008 Coming Soon / Program na winyan akat / Coming Soon
2011 Laddaland / Soi-lát-daa-laen / Ladda Land
2014 Złożone w ich ciele / Fak wai nai gai thoe / The Swimmers
2017 Obietnica / Puen Tee Raluek / The Promise