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HI-SO

Thailand, 2010 (MIFF 2011, Accent on Asia)

Director: Aditya Assarat

HI-SO

"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 feature Thai director Aditya Assarat returns to the themes of his acclaimed debut, Wonderful Town (MIFF 2007), with a visually elegant take on alienation and the universal search for identity and love.

Having completed his studies in the US, Ananda (played by Australian-Laotian pop star Ananda Everingham) returns to Bangkok, seeking to find a sense of belonging in his old home town. As his relationship with his American girlfriend starts to falter, Ananda struggles to reconnect with a city that is no longer the place he remembers from his childhood.

D/S Aditya Assarat P Napassarin Prompila, Ananda Everingham WS Memento Films L English, Thai w/English subtitles TD 35mm/2010

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