by Ha Thanh Phung
The meeting with Wiwat Lertwiwatwongsa, one of the participating organizations Bangkok Experimental Film Festival, on 9/4/2011 at DocLab, slide 05 of Thai independent film:
1. Don’t Forget Me (Manassak Dokmai) (Xem trên YouTube tại here)
The film is a documentary using film existed before. The footage of the massacre of October 6, 1976 at Thammasat University. It’s a crackdown on student protesters against right-wing military government in Thailand and the return of Field Marshal Thanom Kittikachorna, an anti-communist military dictatorship and the prime minister of Thailand from 1963 to 1973 . The comments back from an anthropological films made from the 1930s (I do not remember exactly) in a group called “The Yellow Banana Leaf Ghosts”.
Comment quite fast so the English subtitles also run very fast, no time to read, but still aware of the basics. The feeling must be distributed between the focus and the word is also an interesting experience. There is a comparable, but the words do not match, and so should compare two objects are pushed away from each other, at a suitable distance.
As Thailand’s political turbulence, this movie (which was done before) was spread on the network. Wiwat said that people involved in protests in 1976 felt offended after watching this movie.
2. Hongsa ‘s Schoolbag (Supamok Silarak) (See on You Tube here)
Supamok not a professional director that is working with non-governmental organization Friends Without Borders. His Studio filmmaker and documentary stories about immigrants and help them do their own films.
It tells about an immigrant boy Mon (I have no knowledge of this nation) to study in Thai schools. You only have a plastic bag to store books and have to spend money to buy a pair. There once was a boy Thai police mugging all the money. According to the film reflects, immigrant children at risk of being kidnapped and murdered.
Movies get my tears. It provides emotional situations. With all my teachers, so stick with things that school. Movies also have a “postscript” scene kids with immigrant teachers cry.
3. Shortcut to Heaven (Paisit Panpreuksachat)
This is probably one of the most interesting experimental film that I’ve ever seen. It’s very short, only two scenes: a bird cage crammed with cock on a boat floating in the river and the river a deserted beach with a Dried leafless tree (in my mind). Just like that, but that it is “aura”, you feel like that you are entering into a certain part of a feature film with depth. Scenes footage that’s true, but when people see that I feel like going back into the world of a fictional film. Which is obviously fictional, because I imagine is like, from the atmosphere evoked from the scene, but the film does not directly say that “you are watching excerpts of a fictional film.” A film “thought-provoking” really, I think, need to type in epistemology. Shortcut to Heaven does not convey a specific content such as traditional film. It focuses on the sense of the human world, bringing viewers an experiment.
My feelings of course is not accidental. There’s no bullshit transplant a few scenes unrelated to each other but work up to be a hit on epistemology. I do not like the ironic creativity of others because of their own limitations: Where is indistinguishable Where is the creativity and whimsical nonsense and ridiculous.
When talking with DocLab, Wiwat said that the method is composed of Pasit imagine a very long story, and only a few scenes of rebuilding it. Pasit is one of the independent film director in Thailand that Wiwat favorite and he used to write “a love letter to him” (can be read here). People can really understand each other!
Shortcut to Heaven made me think about the appeal of a movie. The Hollywood bad point is what? They are very rich, and do not say that the Oscar-winning film is lack of artistic qualities. We have a bad point, as they too tempting. Anyway the film as well towards the commercial value or at least recognition of the public at large, so the filmmakers have tried to entice the audience. Since there that try to entice people to remove some expressions, remove some messages, trying to castigate, arranged in a number of ways. Anyway there is still the general formula for mass appeal. I can see and appreciate all genres, but like most things is watching that movie back then no implicit attraction efforts, but only trying to express, share, inspire.
Watch attractive potential harm they have anything? Probably. They were just lazy, it requires “appealing to you, you get a new view”, not the hands that shake up, let some disparaging statements. While the movie itself is beneficial for the viewers themselves, they need to try, to take the initiative, and personal effort and initiative that is the right thing. I do not like the movie deprive the owner of the watch and I enjoyed the challenge audiences, requiring the viewer to become more sophisticated and sensitive.
Shortcut to Heaven is a movie exactly like what I like. Wiwat said that the film not be screened widely Paisit Paisit non-profit-oriented as well as reputation.
4. Krasob (Nitipong Thintupthai)
Movies filmed the kids are playing in front of a hanging punching bag. If you do not attach it to the context of the political unrest in Thailand, the only film I have encountered such a situation in real life, nothing special. But when the film is set in the context of the political and social situation there is very suggestive atmosphere. Nitipong is a member of the team of filmmakers Apichatpong, director won the Palme d’Or at Cannes in 2010.
5. Bangkok Tank (Nawapol Thumrongrattanarit)
The film is a chat between friends (the word appears on the TV there is a picture Thaksin) days notice before the violence happens (I do not remember the exact date). The chat was very simple, but the catch is winning mentality of the people against such political events.
Link of Nawapol on You Tube: http://www.youtube.com/user/nawee4#g/u
You can read more about Nawapol and 19 other independent filmmakers in Thailand here.
Thai independent filmmaker began in the 1990s, and now has thousands of years of independent film production. I do not know enough to write something more, but the movie and exchanges that day made me feel like I set a certain relationship with the country of Thailand.
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