The Island Funeral

  • 105'
  • Thailand
  • 2015
A story like a realistic dream by a filmmaker genuinely involved with the problems of her politically divided country, a country that is a tourist paradise but also on the brink of civil war.
The protagonist is Laila, a young woman who travels from Bangkok for family reasons to the deep south of the province of Pattani. She does not go on her own, but with her brother and a friend. On the way, they pick up a soldier. Pattani is torn by a rebellion that has been dragging on for years and has cost thousands of lives.
The Island Funeral is certainly also a road movie, with the symbolism that belongs to the genre: the real journey represents an inner journey. The film is the opposite of a political pamphlet. It tries to provide insight into the memories-in-the-making of a generation that has to find its way in a country that hides great confusion behind a smile. The journey does not end in paradise, but it does end in a wondrous world.


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Director
Pimpaka Towira
Premiere
European premiere
Country of production
Thailand
Production Year
2015
Festival Edition
IFFR 2016
Length
105'
Medium
DCP
Original title
Mahut samut lae susaan
Language
Thai
Producer
Pimpaka Towira
Production Company
Extra Virgin
Sales
Mosquito Films Distribution
Screenplay
Kong Rithdee, Pimpaka Towira
Cinematography
Phuttiphong Aroonpheng
Editor
Uruphong Raksasad
Production Design
Vikrom Janpanus
Sound Design
Akritchalerm Kalayanamitr
Music
Noppanan Panicharoen
Cast
Heen Sasithorn, Aukrit Pornsumpunsuk
Website
http://extravirginco.com/wp/?p=499