When, having spent years in Sweden, Jean returns to Thailand, she is offered a job – subject to the condition that she has an office of her own. She decides to radically declutter, in Marie Kondo-style, the packed family home she shares with her mother and brother and transform it into a minimalist zone. But this meets with resistance from her family as well as emotional obstacles; it seems she can't just throw everything out. So instead she decides to return everything she once borrowed from others – including her ex-boyfriend. This becomes a cathartic, painful process that gives rise to beautiful memories, unexpected emotions and new insights.

Like the house she is aiming for, the camera follows Jean in a calm, restrained style, paying loving attention to details and the complex inner world of the characters. This sensitive drama is lightened by moments of self-parody, discomfiture and sudden eruptions.

Original title
How to ting ting yang rai mai hai leua ter
Filmmaker
Nawapol Thamrongrattanarit
Premiere
International premiere
Country
Thailand
Year
2019
Medium
DCP
Length
113’
Language
Thai
Producer
Nawapol Thamrongrattanarit
Sales
GDH 559
Writer
Nawapol Thamrongrattanarit
Cinematography
Niramon Ross
Editor
Chonlasit Upanigkit
Production Design
Patcharanun Talanon
Sound Design
Nopawat Likitwong
Music
Jaithep Raroenjai
Cast
Chutimon Chuengcharoensukying, Sunny Suwanmethanont