I CARRIED YOU HOME

By Tongpong CHANTARANGKUL

TRITON - as PROD

Drama - Completed 2010

Some journey never has the end.

Festivals
& Awards

Busan - BIFF/APM 2011
New currents
Tokyo - TiffCom 2012
Winds of Asia-Middle East
    • Year of production
    • 2010
    • Genres
    • Drama
    • Countries
    • THAILAND
    • Languages
    • THAI
    • Budget
    • 0.3 - 0.6 M$
    • Duration
    • 100 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Tongpong CHANTARANGKUL
    • Writer(s)
    • Tongpong CHANTARANGKUL, Piyakarn BOOTPRASERT, Pramette CHANKRASAE
    • Producer(s)
    • Thacksakorn PRADUBPONGSA (Triton Film), Patavee VIRANUVAT (Triton Film)
    • Synopsis
    • I Carried You Home is a portrait of a contemporary Thai family - two sisters - forced to reunite over the death of their mother. Told in an inter-woven sequence between the moments leading up to the mother’s death and transporting her body back to her small village in southern Thailand, the story begins when the mother comes to Bangkok to visit her teenage daughter, Pann. When Pann shows up, however, she lies to her mother to avoid spending time with her. Soon after Pann returns to her friends, she receives a phone call from her aunt in tears that her Mum has been in a terrible accident and is in a coma. Pann hurries to contact her elder sister, Pinn, who had runaway from her marriage a few years ago to Singapore to start a new life away from family constraints. Pinn doesn’t arrive until the following day when it’s too late, while Pann has overslept in the waiting room. Both of them miss their mother’s final moments.
      Then begins their road trip journey to bring their mother’s body from the city to her village. Along the way it becomes apparent how difficult they have found it to communicate with each other, and the silence and tension builds between them, exacerbated and relieved by humorous Tor, the driver.
      When their ambulance van is pulled over at a police checkpoint, Pinn and Pann are forced to spend time together while they wait to retrieve
      necessary documents. The girls slowly begin to open up to each other again, realizing habits they shared yet tried to keep hidden from the other, the silence they have allowed to creep into their daily lives, and the loneliness their mother must have felt without her daughters. Finally Pinn reveals her secret for why she ran away from the family so many years ago.
    • Partners & financing
    • 1.Triton Film / 114,285.00 USD / attached
      2. Asian Cinema Fund / 7,142.00 USD/ attached
      Required / 178,573 USD
    • Production schedule
    • Pre-production: August - September 2010
      Production: October - November 2010
      Post-production: December 2010 - January 2011
    • Beginning of shooting
    • Oct 01, 2010
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