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Contemporary Thai Cinema

Łukasz Mańkowski
language: English
subtitles: Polish, English, Dutch, Finnish, Italian


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

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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Further reading

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

Home, Nostalgia, and Memory: The Remedy of Identity Crisis in New Thai Cinema (2006), Chaiworaporn Anchalee. "Asian Cinema" vol. 17

Projecting Thailand: Thai Cinema and the Public Sphere (2011), W. M. Owens, W. Dissanayake. "Asian Cinema" vol. 22

Amazing Thai Film: The rise and rise of contemporary Thai Cinema on the international screen (2006), Rachel Harrison. "Asian Affairs" 36:3

Hyperbolic Heritage: Bourgeois Spectatorship and Contemporary Thai Cinema (2007), May Adadol Ingawanij. PhD thesis, University of London

Blissfully whose? Jungle pleasures, ultra-modernist cinema and the cosmopolitan Thai auteur (2006), M. A. Ingawanij, R. L. MacDonald. "New Cinemas: Journay of Contemporary Film" vol. 4

Filming Locally, Thinking Globally: The Search for Roots in Contemporary Thai Cinema (2011), Kong Rithdee. "Cineaste" vol. 36

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