Phuttiphong AROONPHENG (1976) studied fine arts at Bangkok’s Silpakorn University. His short films have screened in festivals including Busan, IFFR, Hamburg and Singapore. His 2015 short, Ferris Wheel, was screened at over 20 festivals and received 10 awards. He participated in 2009 Asian Film Academy at Busan and was also selected one of Asian Public Intellectuals fellows by the Nippon Foundation. He also works extensively as cinematographer, with credits including Anatomy of Time and Vanishing Point (dir. Jakrawal Nilthamrong), The Island Funeral (dir. Pimpaka Towira) and Dolphins (dir. Waleed Al-Shehhi).
His debut feature film as a director Manta Ray won the Orizzonti Award for Best Film at the 2018 Venice Film Festival, as well as 11 other international awards. He just recently completed his second feature film Morrison.
Phuttiphong Aroonpheng at IFFR
The Burning Giants
A mysterious toxic smog is infecting Bangkok’s migrant workers with a bizarre skin condition, as if they are burned by an invisible fire. An ethnic migrant worker escapes from the quarantine camp to return to his mountaintop village near the Myanmar border. On his way home to find his lost wife, he meets the Thai government official who burned down his village to make way for a new national park.
A Voyage of Foreteller
My Image Observes Your Image if it Is Possible to Observe it
A Tale of Heaven
Malaria and Mosquitoes
The Island Funeral
In mysterious coastal woodlands where the souls of deceased refugees wander like will-o'-the-wisps, a Thai fisherman cares for a wounded man.
Anatomy of Time
Maem falls in love with an army officer during the military dictatorship in 1960s Thailand. By the 2015 Tiger Award winner.
Anatomy of Time
Available on Festival Scope Pro from 26 January 9:00 CET to 14 February 9:00 CET
P&I Selection 2022