Never hand someone a birthday cake with a butcher’s knife when they’re just waking up
Achitapong has his own casual cinematic language of the Thai everyday. Nonurban nonbourgeoisie Isan locals.
This films involves temporal and ontological mobility. And fish fucking.
He doesn't deploy Buddhism as religious teaching. The film uses Buddhist motifs, stories, and temporalities non-doctrinally for the purpose of rewriting political and sexual modernity.
The dream sequence with still images is about the national history of communism and its violent suppression. Largely erased from Thai national history. It's a critique of official Thai history,…
camera movement and editing is as youthful, funny and light-on-its-feet as Truffaut's "shoot the piano player".
large Italian-American family groups showed up together to see this at my screening at the Belasco Theatre on 44th st. in New York. the men wore hats and the women wore animal print.