Fast & Feel Love
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What connects speed stacking, superhero films, a couple fighting about cleaning, and the dilemmas of millenials? The answer comes from the Festival favorite, Nawapol Thamrongrattanarit and his latest film Fast & Feel Love, which proves that being an adult truly is a state of mind. The protagonist, the 30-year-old Kao, is a world champion in speed stacking – a sport consisting of stacking cups on top of each other. He has just been dumped by his girlfriend, Jay, who has long been both his assistant and his caretaker. Without her, Jay is finally forced to grow up. He may be able to set the world record in speed stacking, but he is struggling to get a grip on his life.
Only Nawapol Thamrongrattanarit could turn this story into a blockbuster filled with pop cultural references. In his first full-blooded, action-filled genre film, he masterfully navigates suspense, showing Kao’s helplessness in the face of the challenges of adulthood – cleaning, cooking, or managing the home budget. We all know that superheroes can barely get by without their inseparable assistants who usually remain in the shadow of the protagonists’ achievements. Fast & Feel Love is also an auteur, cinephilic attempt to show the everyday lives of lost millenials who refuse to grow up, but are desperately in need of love.
Born in 1984, he studied Chinese philology at the Chulalongkorn University in Bangkok. Film critic, scriptwriter, author of many commercials, and the co-founder of Third Class Citizen, a Thai group uniting film activists. He participated in the Berlinale Talent Campus and the 2013 Biennale College in Venice. He won the Five Flavours competition in 2013 with his film 36, and then again in 2018 with Die Tomorrow. He is famous for portraying the millennial generation and for his beloved ad aesthetic.
2006 Bangkok Tanks (k.m.)
2013 Mary is Happy, Mary is Happy
2014 The Master (dok.)
2015 Atak serca / Heart Attack / Freelance: Ham puay... Ham phak... Ham rak mor
2017 Umrzesz jutro / Die Tomorrow
2019 Happy Old Year
2022 Za szybcy, za czuli / Fast Feel & Love