Five Star Production brings together three stories about families in Love First (Khob Khun Thee Rak Kan, ขอบคุณที่รักกัน), which hits Thai cinemas this week.
The directors of this romantic-drama anthology are Peerasak Saksiri, who previously wrote the screenplay to the hit historical musical drama The Overture; Putipong Saisikaew, who was one of the "Ronin Team" behind Art of the Devil 2 and Sayombhu Mukdeeprom, the longtime lensman for Apichatpong Weerasethakul.
The cast includes veteran soap actress Lalita Sasiprapha nee Panyopas, best known outside Thailand for her roles in Pen-ek Ratanaruang's 6ixtynin9 and Ploy, and the young starlet Apinya Sakuljaroensuk, who made her debut in Ploy.
However, the two Ploy actresses appear in different segments – Lalita as the wife of a soldier in southern Thailand while Saipan Apinya is the mentally ill sister of a music student (Patchai "Pup Potato" Pakdeesusuk) traveling around the countryside with an eccentric professor (veteran character actor Somchai Sakdikul) .
There's a trailer (embedded below).