Ten Years Thailand
Directors: Aditya Assarat, Apichatpong Weerasethakul, Chulayarnnon Siriphol & Wisit Sasanatieng
Genre: Science Fiction
Based on the format of its predecessor Ten Years Hong Kong (2015), each of the four segments that make up this film gives visibility to the director’s approach to Thailand’s political and social current affairs, imagining the country’s future in ten years’ time. The stories told are set in the army, an art gallery, a dystopian world and a dictatorship justified by the defence of a distorted idea of peace. These four stories deal respectively with the conformism, the identity, the militarism and the political and economic power of a nation that reinvents itself in the critical imagination of its authors.
Aditya Assarat is a film director and producer. His films include Hi-So and Wonderful Town, which won the New Currents Award from Busan International Film Festival and the Tiger Award from Rotterdam Film Festival. Aditya is also the producer of many recent Thai films including Nawapol Thamrongrattanarit’s Mary Is Happy which premiered in Venice, and Sivaroj Kongsakul’s Eternity.
Chulayarnnon Siriphol is a filmmaker and visual artist. Chulayarnnon captures human behavior as both absurd and wondrous, drawn to collective myths that are blindly enforced and followed. His works include Vanishing Horizon Of The Sea (Special Mention, 2014 Singapore International Film Festival) Hua-Lam-Pong (Rotterdam Film Festival, 2005).
Apichatpong Weerasethakul is a filmmaker and artist from Chiang Mai (Thailand). His works are dedicated to the recovery of memory, addressing both its personal experience and its socialization by sharing it with all audiences. His works as an artist and filmmaker have achieved wide international recognition and numerous awards such as the Asian Art Award in 2010 and the Palme d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival, the first for a Southeast Asian filmmaker, for 2010’s Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives.
Wisit Sasanatieng is a film director, producer and screenwriter, best known for his debut film Tears Of The Black Tiger (2000). He is part of the new wave of Thai filmmakers who have made, among other films, Citizen Dog (2004), Unseeable (2006) and Red Eagle (2007).
Tuesday 8 of December