Select a festival
Search The Film Archive
Browse By Director


Thailand, 2007 (MIFF 2008, Neighbourhood Watch)

Director: Aditya Assarat


“An elegant combo of slow-burn romance and social realism… Wonderful Town reaches deeply into the hearts and minds of people struggling to rebuild themselves long after the physical shockwaves have subsided.” - Variety

A Bangkok architect travels to a coastal town in the south of Thailand to supervise the rebuilding of a hotel in the aftermath of the 2004 tsunami. Slowly, and with trepidation, he falls for the owner, amid the cheerless surroundings of a once bustling tourist area, something beautiful and delicate blooms. But in a town still smarting from the wounds of its loss, not everyone shares their joy.

Winner of the Tiger Award at this year's Rotterdam International Film Festival.

Director Aditya Assarat is a guest of the festival.

D/S Aditya Assarat P Soros Sukhum, Jetnipith Teerakulchanyut Dist Aztec International L Thai w/English subtitles TD 35mm/2007/92mins

See also...


Thailand, 2010
"Things change quickly, so this film should be a snapshot of the way things are now. Like a polaroid, as soon as you take it, it's already fading into the past." - Aditya Assarat ... With his second … More »


Thailand, 2010
Winner of a Tiger award for Best Picture at the 2011 International Film Festival Rotterdam. ... Sivaroj Kongsakul makes a startling feature film debut with Eternity, a patient, consuming, all-encompa… More »

© Melbourne International Film Festival 2013.

Site by MeccaMedialight. Powered by Textstem CMS.