Thai indie filmmaker Anocha Suwichakornpong is back in the U.S., where her Mundane History has played in the Rotterdam@BAM film series in New York and is now at the San Francisco International Asian American Film Festival. The Center for Asian American Media (CAAM) caught up with Anocha and asked her three questions.
Your debut feature, Mundane History, is a very complex examination of relationships, family, politics and memory. How have audience response been since its debut in Pusan last year?
In general the responses have been quite positive. It was particularly well received in Rotterdam and Bangkok. I’m very pleased with the fact that Thai audiences seemed to really enjoy the film even though it’s not exactly an easy film to watch. In Rotterdam, I had people coming up to me on the street and telling me how much they liked the film and that was great. It was quite unexpected.
Read the other two over at the festival website.
Earlier, I posted a trailer for Mundane History and there was also a video from Rotterdam of Anocha telling you why you should see Mundane History.
It's playing at the SFIAAFF tonight and on Wednesday and Thursday. See it!