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29 Minutes/ Color/ DCP/ 2018

Description:

“A Room with a Coconut View” tells a story of Kanya, a tour guide and hotel rep automated voice, who leads her foreign automated-voice guest Alex through a deceptively aestheticised beach town in the east of Thailand. Dissatisfied by the sanitised, touristic images, Alex decides to explore alone. Local corruption becomes intertwined with the history of Thai cinema, and Alex begins to question how images have been used to mediate his understanding of the world.

Through a fictionalised account of the bodiless voices hovering over commercially made presentation and historical strata, “A Room with a Coconut View” is an essayistic investigation of the politico-aesthetic relation through imagery surface and its netlike-technology apparatuses with a capitalistic-dictatorial-touristy regime as a backdrop.

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 (Promotional Award)
  • 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, Thailand
  • Moungman Film Festival, Bangkok, Thailand
  • 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
  • -“Taiwan-Thailand Film and Civil Society: Politics, Gender, Democratization Project”, Bopiliao historical block, Taipei
  • New Thai Cinema, Harvard Film Archive, MA, United States
  • 15th Akbank Short Film Festival, Turkey
  • “Panorama International – Are we watching a documentary right now?”, 31st FILMFEST DRESDEN, Germany
  • “Neither Created or Destroyed- Competition Shorts”, 46th Athens International Film +Video Festival 2019, USA
  • 28th International Film Festival Innsbruck, Austria
  • CROSSROADS 2019, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA), USA
  • “The Nomad Sets Off For the Desert”, Display Gallery, Czech Republic
  • “Shorts: On the Border”,  Bertha DocHouse, Open City Documentary Film Festival, London, UK
  • “S-Express Thailand”, SeaShorts Film Festival, Malacca, Malaysia
  •  IFFR selection, “Days of Future Past II”, Into the Great Wide Open Festival, Vileland, The Netherlands
  • “S-Express Thailand”, Wathann Film Festival, Yangon, Myanmar
  • – “S-Express Thailand”, Bali International Film Festival, Minikino Film Week, Indonesia
  • “Beyond the Canvas”, Black Canvas Festival de Cine Contemporaneo, Mexico
  • “International Competition Short Film”,  The 17th International Festival Signes de Nuit, Paris, France
  •  Asian Shorts section, Ngilngig Asian Fantastic Film Festival Davao, Philippines
  • FILMVIRUS WILDTYPE: PHANTOM”, 4th Kham Film Festival, Mahasarakham, Thailand
  • FICTION NON FICTION exhibition, Passion Cinematheque, Macau
  • “International Competition: Public Space and Urban Anxieties”, Bucharest International Experimental Film Festival, Romania
  • “Focus Asia” Festival internazionale Segni della Notte – Urbino, Cinema Ducale, Italy
  •  “International Short Showcase” at .giff festival of new cinema, Philippines
  •  “Products” program at ArtScience Museum Singapore
  •  “Quatre courts metrages res sonores” programmed by Philippe Ciompi at Spoutnik Cinema, Geneva, Switzerland
  • “SEA Panorama”, Salamindanaw Asian Film Festival Philippines
  • Locarno Short Weeks
  • “The Structure We Resist”, Asian Film Archive, Oldham Theater, Singapore
  • Hyperlinks: A Static Vision Festival, Sydney, Australia
  • un.thai.tled Film Festival Berlin 2020, Sinema Transtopia — bi’bak, Haus de Statistik, Berlin, Germany.

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

 

 

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