Tomorrow

Die Tomorrow (2017)

Die Tomorrow first published by Film Stories magazine Nawapol Thamrongrattanarit is an independent Thai director who captures his constant, elusive theme – transience – within formal structuring constraints. So, for example, in his feature debut 36 (2012) Thamrongrattanarit confined himself to 36 fixed-frame shots to conjure a fleeting relationship in a changing cityscape; and in…

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Nawapol Thamrongrattanarit Twitter-View

The highly original and talented Thai filmmaker Nawapol Thamrongrattanarit has made the formally experimental features 36 (2012) and Mary Is Happy, Mary Is Happy (2013) – the former conjured from 36 shots, the latter based upon a young woman’s Twitter feed. Thamrongrattanarit enthusiastically agreed to be interviewed through his natural medium, Twitter. A part of this…

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Mary Is Happy, Mary Is Happy (2013)

Review first published by Sight & Sound, December 2014 Review: “Is it too sad? Should I delete it?”, Mary Malony (Patcha Poonpiriya) asks her best friend Suri (Chonnihkan Netjui) near the beginning of Nawapol Thamrongrattanarit‘s Mary Is Happy, Mary Is Happy. “But it’s so pretty.” Thamrongrattanarit, like Mary, is concerned with locating and preserving the…

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36 (2012)

Review first published by Sight & Sound, June 2014 Review: As she spends time with art director Oom (Wanlop Rungkamjad) photographing old buildings, Sai (Vajrasthira Koramit) reveals that before she became a location scout she had studied archaeology. The two activities hardly seem unrelated: after all, currently under instructions from her director to find “a…

36 (2012)

Review first published by LWLies “We might have a problem with time,” suggests Oom (Wanlop Rungkamjad), an art director visiting a building for a shoot’s pre-production. “If we have to set up at night, we might have trouble with the owner.” Oom and location scout Sai (Vajrasthira Koramit) spend some time hanging out together at…