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Thai Experimental Shorts

...; Farang; etc. (Watanapun Krutasaen, Tippawan Ornsri, Kittipong Mongkol, Parinda Ornit, 1992)
An unknown foreigner's vision of the unreal Bangkok. ... We call Western foreigners farang. Thai is not their native tongue... ... Why do they come to Thailand? What do they want here? Do they come b… Read more

Boonthing (Hamer Salwala, Saipin Kulkanokwan, Orawan Ovathasarn, 1992)
A story of a man who wishes to see through and visualise people's thoughts and feelings... Boonthing is a young salesman caught between conflicting desires and expectations, in a lonely city full of … Read more

City Dog (Koson Trongtosak, Sathien Preedasa, Chavalit Pothisri, Amnuay Mungmessri, 1992)
A man has to put up with his environment. He has to stand it. His life is no different from a dog's. ... The film aims to present the man's mental confusion by means of fast-moving, rotating images. … Read more

Film Therapy (Somchat Bangjang, Soontorn Meesri, Pracha Suveeranont, Nimit Pipitkul, 1992)
The man is alienated from society. He is searching for something to fulfil his desires... ... "When four people make a film together, the task becomes difficult although we don't always think the sam… Read more

Land of the Laugh (Manit Sriwanichapoom, Yutthasak Choomphonsatien, Siwaporn Pongsuwan, Kompin Kemgumnird, 1992)
An illustration of a woman's thoughts which tell a story of the struggle for freedom, for democracy... ... In undeveloped and developing countries, a coup d'etat or a violent seizure of power from an… Read more

Telechante (Kasemon Brahmasubah, Chavalit Sattamsakul, Yonghong Sae-Tiew, Paisith Panprueksachad, 1992)
When the bell rings, a signal of sight and sound of "Suad Pan Yak" (a chant from the Sukhothai period — about 800 years ago) spreads all over the land. Someone has his own Nirvana... ... What w… Read more

Thousandth Birth (Nida Kanchanawetchakun, Chaiwat Lochotinant, Mana Suealek, Wilailuck Suvachittanont, Surachai Jiracharoenvongsa, 1992)
Confusion in thought and experience is a con­stant of every big city in the world, caused by conflicts, struggles, beliefs, death, money and environmental degradation. Many people are able to end… Read more

Under Taboo (Jerdsak Poolthup, Pimpaka Towira, Sirivan Pothai, Sasiwimon Chuangyangong, 1992)
From a very young age, we are indoctrinated with taboos, told not to mention certain things even though they are neither illegal nor anti­social, forbidden to ask anything about these "shameful a… Read more

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