Dystopian Thai film set to be screened nationwide

movie & TV December 07, 2018 20:00

By The Thaiger

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A new movie “10 Years Thailand” will screen nationwide next week following approval by the censor board last Monday.



The film, a dystopian anthology made by four Thai filmmakers, is based on the 2015 Hong Kong film “Ten Years”.

The film is directed by Aditya Assarat, Wisit Sasanatieng, Chulayarnon Siriphol and Apichatpong Weerasethaku, the winner of a Palm D’or at the Cannes Film Festival in 2010 for his film “Uncle Boonme Who Can Recall His Past Lives”.

Running 95 minutes “10 Years Thailand” presents the filmmakers vision of Thailand’s future. A fifth segment by Chookiat Sakveerakul, which was not included in the Cannes screening, is set to be part of the full cinema release.

The stories range from a black-a-white film in an art gallery, to an Earth where the last human is made to live in a Cat dominated world. 

A constant theme of censorship and forced conformity rings out throughout the film, and its directors have found a platform to visually represent their concerns for their country and its future.

Rather than a form of social commentary for what has happened or is happening, the focus is on how we might help shape and mold the future.

The film premieres nationwide on December 13, with English subtitles, following its Cannes screening in May. Screening will be held in Bangkok at SF Cinemas, House RCA and Bangkok Screening Room. It will also show in Phuket, Nakhon Ratchasima, Khon Kaen, Chian Mai, Chonburi, Pathum Thani, Maha Sarakham, Udon Thani.

Source: thethaiger.com