Three youngsters are haunted by the spirit of their teen-idol friend who died under mysterious circumstances in "Last Summer", the first release by a new production shingle, Talent 1.
Scripted by Kongdej Jaturanrasmee, the story is told in three acts, each handled by three different directors, Saranyoo Jiralak, Sittisiri Mongkolsiri and Kittithat Tangsirikit, and focusing on one of the three young actors, Jirayu La-ongmanee, Suthata Udomsilp and Krit Sathapanapitakkij.
Industry veteran Rutaiwan Wongsirasawad contributes her steady hand as producer with behind-the-scenes technical help from indie film figures Aditya Assarat, Soros Sukhum and Pawas Sawatchaiyamet as line producers.
l “The Company You Keep” – Robert Redford directs and stars in this political drama. He’s a former member of the Weather Underground, living the quiet life until he’s found out by a nosy cub reporter (Shia LaBeouf). It’s at Apex in Siam Square.
l “At Any Price” – Dennis Quaid is a farmer land baron facing a crisis. He gets no help from his son (Zac Efron), who only wants to be a race-car driver. It’s directed by Ramin Bahrani, an indie director who made his splash with the 2007 New York drama “Chop Shop”.
l “Odd Thomas” – Anton Yelchin (Chekov in the new “Star Trek”) is a young man with clairvoyant abilities. When he isn’t serving up flapjacks at his small town’s greasy spoon diner, he’s dealing with supernatural beings that only he can see. It’s directed by Stephen Sommers (“The Mummy”, “GI Joe: The Rise of Cobra”) and is based on a novel by Dean Koontz.
l “Journey to the West: Conquering the Demons” – Stephen Chow directs this fantasy that revisits the epic his 1990s hit “A Chinese Odyssey” was based on. It’s at SF cinemas.
l “Huk Aum Lum” – Laos continues its cinematic foray into our cinemas with this romantic comedy about a singer trying to woo back his old girlfriend.
l “Despicable Me 2”– Former supervillain Gru is approached by the Anti-Villain League to work undercover. Steve Carell returns to the lead voice role in this Universal Pictures animation. It’s in sneak previews at most cinemas from around 2 daily.