As an editor, Lee Chatametikool has acquired the reputation of being a kind of doctor, the way you also have script doctors: someone who can get good stories that have foundered back on track and who doesn’t just heal but also improves. He has also released those magic healing powers in his feature debut as a director. A widely branching and layered story acquires an almost lighthearted form.
Two time periods are flexibly interwoven. The film focuses on two brothers in Bangkok in 1997, the year when the Asian economy collapsed. But the childhood and school years of the brothers are just as important for the mood of the story. The filmmaker evokes the mood cleverly by reconstructing complete television and music shows from the period with his actors in the leading roles.
The elder brother returns from New York to Bangkok after the father has committed suicide because of the crisis. He has to clear up the financial situation in the family company and look after his younger brother. Both brothers cherished a puppy love and this evokes yet other crises.
This unusual and complex debut probably can’t be described as autobiographical, but Chatametikool did introduce his personal experiences as well: just like his protagonist, he moved between two cultures: America and Thailand.

Original title
Pavang rak
Filmmaker
Lee Chatametikool
Premiere
European premiere
Country
Thailand, Hong Kong, China
Year
2013
Medium
DCP
Length
99’
Language
Thai, English
Producer
Apichatpong Weerasethakul, Sylvia Chang, Anocha Suwichakornpong, Soros Sukhum
Production Company
Kick the Machine, Far Sun Films, Electric Eel Films, Vertical Films
Sales
Mosquito Films Distribution
Writer
Lee Chatametikool
Cinematography
Jarin Pengpanich
Editor
Kamontorn Eakwattanakij, Lee Chatametikool
Production Design
Akekarat Homlaor
Sound Design
Akritchalerm Kalayanamitr
Cast
Prawith Hansten, Ananda Everingham
Website
http://mosquitofilmsdistribution.com/concreteclouds