Thana has come to a standstill in life. His work as an architect in Bangkok is no longer appreciated and his wife doesn’t seem to want him around either. Where does a middle-aged man really belong? Then the disillusioned Thana comes across the elephant he grew up with as a boy in the countryside of Thailand. He buys the animal to take it with him on a road trip, back to their shared past.
Thana and the elephant, Pop Aye, are characters you want to take into your heart. Thana approaches others with a warm humanity and his mythical-looking companion is more than just a symbolic figure: the animal has a history and character of its own. These appealing misfits trample through occasionally absurdist or tragicomic scenes that they share with a gentle vagabond who can predict the future, two bureaucratically-inclined police officers and a lonely ladyboy with karaoke aspirations. Winner VPRO Big Screen Award 2017.

Filmmaker
Kirsten Tan
Premiere
European premiere
Country
Singapore
Year
2017
Medium
DCP
Length
102’
Language
Thai
Producer
Weijie Lai, Anthony Chen
Production Company
E&W Films, Giraffe Pictures Pte Ltd
Sales
Cercamon
Writer
Kirsten Tan
Cinematography
Chananun Chotrungroj
Editor
Lee Chatametikool
Cast
Bong, Penpak Sirikul, Thaneth Warakulnukroh, Chaiwat Khumdee, Yukontorn Sukkijja, Narong Pongpab
Website
https://cercamon.jimdo.com/new-films/pop-aye