Friday, June 25, 2010

Visra Vichit-Vadakan's Rise in Karlovy Vary docs competition

U.S.-schooled filmmaker Visra Vichit-Vadakan's experimental short documentary Rise is in competition at the 45th Karlovy Vary Film Festival.

Here's with the festival has to say about the 8-minute work:

In her intriguing documentary essay, Thai director Visra Vichit-Vadakan ponders the universal theme of understanding between parents and their newly adult offspring, who are looking for their own way in life and hope that their parents will understand and respect them. To wit, a young Thai man spends afternoons on the streets of Bangkok performing a bizarre one-man show: wrapped in sheets, he rolls in various directions through paint, thereby creating colorful, abstract compositions with his movements. He hopes that passersby will grasp the meaning of his actions.

Rise was previously in competition at the 56th International Short Film Festival Oberhausen and was also shown at the Rotterdam fest.

Visra has a feature project, Karma Police, which received support from Rotterdam's Hubert Bals Fund.

The Karlovy Vary International Film Festival runs from July 2 to 10.

(Via IndieWire)

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