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Archive - 8th Five Flavours Film Festival

Supernatural

Nua Dhamma Chat
Thailand 2014, 106’
subtitles: Polish and English
director: Thunska Pansittivorakul
screenplay: Thunska Pansittivorakul, Panu Trivej
cinematography: Thitipong Kerdtongtawee, Anupong Posuwan
editing: Thunska Pansittivoralkul
music: Mase Charuamonchit
cast: Nophand Boonyai, Gandhi Anantagant, Baramee Jarinyatorn, Thana Sheanakul, Waranyoo Suwan, Khalid Midam, Sarut Komalittipong, Thanapol Virulhakul, Lapin Laosunthara, Songanun Kunhapo
producer: Jürgen Brüning, Thunska Pansittivoralkul, Wisawanon Numnual
language: Thai
colouration: colour

Film description

Pansittivorakul's first full-length feature is a political science-fiction piece. In the sterile future Thailand is a country ruled by "The Leader" in which people live comfortably but the technological development made direct contact between people impossible – they can only communicate through avatars. The director complements the narration with reflections on religion and ideology using quotes from Žižek and Lacan and sequences of homoerotic fantasies. Those topics, known from his previous productions, are dressed in a unique, original visual form, with hypnotic, pulsing light and surreal landscapes.

Jagoda Murczyńska

Thunska Pansittivorakul

Born 1973. Video artist, creator of experimental documents shown and awarded at over 100 international festivals from Berlin to Hong Kong, which nevertheless are not distributed in his home country due to censorship issues. Known for films which challenge the viewers' perception, but most of all undermine all political and social taboos. His feature-length documentary, "Happy Berry," won the Grand Prize at the 4th Taiwan International Documentary Festival in 2004. In 2007 he received the Silpatorn Award from the Thai Ministry of Culture’s Office of Contemporary Arts.

Selected filmography:

2000 Private Life (kr.m)
2001 Sigh (kr.m.)
2002 Voodoo Girls
2004 Sawan sud uam / Happy Berry
2005 Happy Berry: Oops! I Did It Again (kr.m.)
2009 This Area Is Under Quarantin
2010 Jutti / Reincarnate
2011 Terroryści / Poo kor karn rai / The Terrorists

2014 Supernatural / Nua dhamma chat / Supernatural

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