Saturday, March 29, 2008

BEFF5: Anocha Suwichakornpong's Black Mirror, Thai Indie's music videos and showcase

Black Mirror, a new short film by Anocha Suwichakornpong, is part of the Daily Rounds program screening at 2pm on Saturday at Esplanade Cineplex as part of the 5th Bangkok Experimental Film Festival.

It's part of Daily Rounds, a collection of new Thai works devoted to cycles of daily life. Other films are Chalermrat Gaweewattana's A Century of Love, Tanatchai Bandasak's Endless Rhyme; Watchathanapoom Laisuwannachai's Golden Mountain and Chai Chaiyachit's provocatively titled National Anthem.

This is followed at 4pm by International Harvest II - Paranoid Dance, a collection of films that offer "unsettling flirtations with genre, paranoia and strange choreography ... explor[ing] the psychological programming of modern life." The film's are A Very Slow Breakfast by Edwin from Indonesia; Plot Point by Nicolas Provost from Belgium; Kempinski by Neil Beloufa from France; Haak Sei Wuih Tuhng Mau Jai by Adrian Wong from Hong Kong; May I Go to Toilet Please? by Veerapha Engmahatsakul and Ravitsara Phunphrae from Thailand' and Faceless by Manu Luksch of Austria.

From 6.30pm, the floor will be taken over by Thunska Pansittivorakol and his Thai Indie collective, with two programs: a one-hour package of music videos and a 105-minute Thai Indie showcase.

Here are the videos: Thunska's Blind Spot and Zart Tanchareon's Answer by Soundlanding; D.I.E.'s The Time We Had by Goose; Thawatpong Tangsujjapoj's Message by T-Bone; Pichanan Lauhapornsawan's Body and Pathompol Tesprateep's Reverse by Assajan Jukrawan; Chanatip Kunasayeamporn's We do it all the Time by Mae Shi; Chatchai Ngamsirimongkolchai's Circle; and Sathit Sattarasart's Escape by Klear. 4:00

The Thai Indie Showcase starts at 8pm. The shorts are: Chulayarnnon Siriphol's 1013; Panata Dissuwankul's RGB; Unnop Saguanchat's Hear the Wind Sings Nontawat Numbenchapol's Volatilize Sathit Sattarasart's Breeze; Olan Netrungsi's Self Portrait, Kati, Nujj; Pathompol Tesprateep's 4 Feb 2006 live @ Bangkok Code; Zart Tanchareon's Before Raining Suchada Sirithanawuddhi's Floating Thoughts and Patchara Eaimtrakul's Close Friend.

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(Cross-published at The Nation Weblog)

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