Wednesday, August 12, 2009
Can't get enough of Jija
As I get ready to head out to watch Jija Du Suay Dua today I wanted to share a few more images and sounds from the actress and the movie.
First, in looking through the production stills from the film, I came across a familiar name on the clapperboard -- director of photography Tiwa Moeithaisong. He's the director of the recent lovely splatterfest Meat Grinder and was responsible for the beautiful images and editing of Poj Arnon's Bangkok Love Story. Paired with director Rashane Limtrakul, who's shown an eye for the stylistic in his earlier films Romantic Blue and the Kiss segment of 4 Romances, well I think Jija Du Suay Dua is going to be a feast for the eyes. Hopefully the stylization won't get in the way of the action. Also, check the date on that clapperboard -- they were shooting this back in December, so by the time Sahamongkol was presenting Jija and her co-stars to the press in March, the movie was pretty much in the can.
Next, the 's Popcornmag forum recent posted some shots of Jija all tarted up in her "stubborn, beautiful and fierce" outfit holding the European Fantastic Film Festival Asia Award certificate producer-director Prachya Pinkaew won at the Puchon International Fantastic Film Festival for Chocolate. But for her sweet smile, I hardly recognized her. Is the old Jija -- or make that Jeeja -- still with us?
And finally, any trip to Thailand's cinemas these past few weeks has pounded the hip-hop song from the new Jija movie's soundtrack into my head. If you can't get enough of it, there's a music video on YouTube, and I've embedded it below.