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29 Minutes/ Color/ DCP/ 2018

Synopsis: A tour guide and also a hotel rep automated voice, Kanya, leads her foreign guest, Alex, through a beach town in the east of Thailand called Bangsaen. Since Kanya’s presentation is overtly aestheticized and strictly regimented, Alex decides to explore the town by himself, fantasizing to get out of the frame.

Screenings:

  • (World Premiere) Signs of Life section, 71st Locarno Festival
  • International Competition, Arkipel Jakarta International Documentary and Experimental Film Festival (Jury Award)
  • Modes Series, 37th Vancouver International Film Festival
  • International Competition, 14th 25FPS Festival Zagreb
  • International Competition, lll Moscow International Experimental Film Festival (Awarded Top Prize)
  • 11th Kaunas International Film Festival
  •  “25fps v Ljubljani”, Slovenska Kinoteka, Slovenia
  • In Competition, 22nd Thai Short Film and Video Festival (Grand Prize R.D. Pestonji)
  • “M+ Screening: Southeast Asia Moving Image Mixtape”, Broadway Cinematheque, Hong Kong
  • Khonkaen Manifesto, Thailand
  • In Nuevos Caminos (New Pathways) section, 25th FICVALDIVA, Chile
  • International Competition, 22nd Internationale Kurzfilmtage Winterthur, Switzerland
  • Stille Post: Übersetzungsvorgänge, 35th Kasseler Dokfest, Germany
  • Competencia Nuevos Lenguajes, 7th Antofacine, Chile
  • VIII Festival Margenes, Madrid, Spain
  • “Meta-Narrative”, Ploimuk Short Film Festival 61, Mukdahan, Thailand
  • Southeast Asian Competition, 29th Singapore International Film Festival
  • National Gallery of Art, Vilnius, Lithuania
  • 3rd Kham Film Festival, Maha Sarakham
  • Labo Section, 14th Prague Short Film Festival, Czech Republic
  • Thailand Now: Freedom of Speech, 31st Minimalen Short Film Festival, Norway
  • Rabbit Hole, Perspectives section, 48th International Film Festival Rotterdam, The Netherlands

Awards:

  • Promotional Award of the International Competition, 22.Internationale Kurzfilmtage Winterthur
  • Top Prize, lll Moscow International Experimental Film Festival.
  • Jury Award, 6th Arkipel Jakarta International Documentary and Experimental Film Festival
  • Grand Prize (Best Short Film) in R.D. Pestanji competition,  22nd Thai Short Film and Video Festival
  • Runner-up Prize Nok Som Award by Thai PBS, 22nd Thai Short Film and Video Festival

Trailer

A Room with a Coconut View (Trailer) from tulapop saenjaroen on Vimeo.

 

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