Contemporary Thai Cinema
With the upheaval regarding the end of the millennium and the economic crisis in Asia in the late 1990s, Thai Cinema has experienced a new shift. The emerging filmmakers tried to grasp the uncertainty of times through a new audiovisual representation that would reflect on themes such as globalization or westernization. This is how New Thai Cinema has crystallized and these new authors have actually found their voice through international film festivals. During this lecture, we’ll delve into different aspects of Contemporary Thai Cinema and depict its key representatives and pivotal moments.
Łukasz Mańkowski is a film scholar and critic writing about Asian Cinema, Japanese language translator, and festival program consultant. Enrolled in the Ph.D. program at Artes Liberales (University of Warsaw), he prepares an interdisciplinary dissertation on the perception of Japanese New Wave and Avant-Garde Cinema and teaches classes on Asian Film. Łukasz has been selected for many critics talents lab, including 2021 IFFR's Young Critics Programme.
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Thai Cinema Uncensored (2021), Matthew Hunt. University of Washington Press
Ghostly Desires. Queer Sexuality and Vernacular Buddhism in Contemporary Thai Cinema (2016), Arnika Fuhrmann. Duke University Press
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