Jakrawal Nilthamrong at IFFR
Patterns of Transcendence
A young Thai film maker portrays an old Hindu folktale in today’s America. About the dream in the dream.
Interactive installation. Two spaces. A light space with sounds. A dark space with images. Hundreds of buttons can be used to change the sound or images. The images have been taken from clandestine shots of the Thai army killing demonstrators.
A Voyage of Foreteller
Basically a preliminary study for a dream to film. A very white man withdraws into a jungle hut by a river. A boy once saw his future in him.
Man and Gravity
A man with a colourful tricycle tries to raise an impossible freight in inaccessible surroundings. Gravity, but also karma.
And artists undertakes an attempt to make a documentary. He looks with admiration at workers in a silk factory but doesn't forget to create art.
A Thai film maker asked an African film maker to make a short drama film. The process was documented and included in the film. A film about the magic of film making, but also a film with an imposing magician.
Silent science fiction art film centring on an elderly pregnant lady. The maker learned the word euthanasia whilst studying in the Netherlands.
There used to be an army of God in Thailand/Burma led by 12-year old twins. The rest of this mysterious film consists of lots of real imagination.
Subtle Facebook horror film in the classic suspense style. After his death, a man continues to post. His wife fruitlessly tries to block him.
A visual dialogue between two filmmakers. One from Bangkok; one from Sarajevo. Wordless impressions from old Europe and changing Asia. An image diary.
A serious film about serious, complex issues (including a dramatic car crash), presented in a light, playful way. The film follows two very different men, each of whom changes his life in his own way. This doesn’t seem to be a direct result of the choices they make. Change can be like that.