3 Feb 2010
A teacher and his student go on a trip to a magical island where there is urban life and tourist attractions as well as a palace and temples. Moreover, a haunting past still gnaws, spreads, mates and mutates in a loop that cannot be eliminated. It dissolves and mixes with memories affecting the present and possessing a power that can destroy the future. In this vague atmosphere, the place slowly becomes deserted like a nightmare you want to wake from but cannot resist.
Thunska Pansittivorakul represents an important figure in a critical public that continuously works to reform Thai film censorship laws. In 2008, film laws that originated in the 1930s were succeeded by the new, even more restrictive Film Act. The ultimately unsuccessful struggles of the Free Thai Cinema movement to prevent the passing of the Act underscored the precarious position of independent Thai cinema in the current political moment. Indeed, observers of Thai cinema have noted both an increase in film censorship after the 2006 military coup and in turn attributed intensified politicization to the work of independent filmmakers in the country.
With an introduction by Arnika Fuhrmann.
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Organized byArnika Fuhrmann
In EnglishFirst published on: https://www.ici-berlin.org/events/thunska-pansittivorakuls-reincarnate/
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