Friday, May 2, 2014

Thunska sets online release for two features

Mixing politics and penises, Thunska Pansittivorakul's recent crop of films are so controversial that it's unlikely they will be publically screened in Thailand. He's trying other ways to bring his films to people who want to see them.

Exclusively on his Tumblr page, Thunska will release two features, one on May 5 and another on May 12. Each will run for one week. You'll have to tune in to see what they are.

The online release comes after a shortened version of Thunska's taboo-breaking The Terrorists was screened as part of a the recent Culture Ministry event, "Silpathorn: A Decade of Success in Thai Contemporary Art", which offered performances by artists who have been honored with the Silpathorn Award, which is 10 years old this year. Thunska is among the filmmaking honorees.

His latest feature is Supernatural, which premiered at this year's International Film Festival Rotterdam.

Here's more about it from Thunska:

Supernatural's futuristic narrative takes place against a backdrop of the world in 100 years from now, and switches to the past lives of three characters who were reincarnated in three different periods of time. Chronologically, the story begins with three men discussing Karen myths on the Thai-Burmese border, and moves on to an unconventional family with strong traditional values and finally to a spaceship stuck between Mars and Jupiter. In all episodes, we can perceive the shadow of "The Leader," an unseen character with an overwhelming authority on all the other characters across every period of time.

Check out the trailer:

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