2010. Thailand. Aditya Assarat. 102 min.
Saturday, September 10, 2011, 4:00 p.m.
Theater 2 (The Roy and Niuta Titus Theater 2), T2
2010. Thailand. Directed by Aditya Assarat. With Ananda Everingham, Cerise Leang, Sajee Apiwong. Upon returning to Thailand from San Francisco, Ananda gets a starring role in a film shot off-season at a desolate vacation spot in the countryside. His American girlfriend, Zoe, comes to visit, but as the shooting proceeds she becomes plagued by boredom and isolation, and the relationship soon sours. Several months later, Ananda is living in Bangkok with his new Thai girlfriend, May, whom he met on set. Everything goes well at first, but as Ananda becomes increasingly caught up in his expat social circle, May begins to feel isolated and unhappy as well. The film’s gentle and at times self-reflexive camerawork explores the internal loneliness of young people adrift between cultures and languages—people who feel displaced and disconnected with the memory of, and debris from, the 2004 tsunami ever present in the background. In Thai, English; English subtitles. 102 min.