Arnold is a Model Student
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At the 16th edition of Five Flavors, as last year, there is a system of booking seats at cinema screenings for accreditation and pass holders. It is important to us that we take care not to overcrowd the rooms and avoid queues at the entrance.
Only a reservation guarantees you a seat at a screening!
The reservation system is very simple and is based on similar principles as buying tickets for individual screenings - just login to your account, visit the page of the selected film and click "book". Detailed information can be found below.
Please make reservations only for the screenings you wish to attend. Reservations can be cancelled, even at the last minute - please remember this and always cancel your reservation if you cancel your screening - this will allow other viewers to use the available space.
Reservations will be possible from Tuesday, 15 November from 12:00 p.m. for all the festival's films.
Reservation of seats
for pass and accreditation holders
Tuesday, November 15, 12:00 pm
If you decide to attend a screening at the last minute or for any other reason you do not book in advance, and there are seats available in the auditorium, your booking will be made "automatically" at the entrance to the auditorium after scanning your pass.
For most of the screenings there will be free seats before the show itself. However, please pay special attention to the screenings of Edward Yang's works and the screenings of those films that we only show in the cinema - we expect the highest attendance at these screenings.
This year, you will also be able to use an electronic pass by presenting it to ticket takers on your phone screen.
Winner of the Grand Prix of the 16th AFF Five Flavors, the top prize in the New Asian Cinema competition, awarded by the International People's Jury.
Arnold is a model student of one of the best high schools in Bangkok. His grades are great, he wins school competitions every year, and he got a prestigious stipend in the US. And though he is a charismatic urchin who likes making fun of both his friends and the slightly helpless teachers, his achievements allow him to get away with it. The problematic moment comes when Arnold realizes he doesn’t really know what he wants to do in life, which pushes him towards some illegal scams. On top of that, the school is shaken by a student rebellion, fueled by the escalating restrictions.
In his debut, Sorayos Prapapan proposes a fresh look at the coming-of-age genre, set in Thai modernity. Initially made based on the real events of 2014, when students participated in the protests that ended in a coup, the script of Arnold is a model student ended up talking about the Bad Student movement and the events of 2020, when young people took to the streets to protest against the school dictatorship. Prapapan smoothly combines a fictional tale about generational fears with a documentary record of the protests. The hybrid approach to film matter, the elliptic structure of the narration, and the biting humor set Arnold is a model student apart from other contemporary Thai films. This ironic pseudo-comedy also features the incredibly accurate feeling of uncertainty towards the future of Thailand – a country that seems to be stuck in a loop of history.
Born in 1986, Thai director, editor, sound designer, and producer. He created a number of shorts that were screened at the festivals in Venice, Locarno, Rotterdam, and Clermont-Ferrand. Arnold is a Model Student, his feature debut, was shown in Locarno’s main competition. According to Prapapan, film became a form of rebellion against the government indoctrination and propaganda that have long been present in the Thai education system.
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2017 Death of the Sound Man (short)
2022 Arnold jest wzorowym uczniem / Arnold is a Model Student