THE ISLAND FUNERAL

MAHA SAMUT LAE SUSAAN

By Pimpaka TOWIRA

EXTRA VIRGIN - as PROD

Second film - Completed 2015

The young woman embarks on a journey that sets her on allocation course with political and spiritual forces of the land she once thought was familiar to her.

Festivals
& Awards

Tokyo - TiffCom 2015
the Best Asian Future Film Award
Rotterdam IFFR 2016
Bright Future
Goteborg IFF 2016
Nomination for the Ingmar Bergman International Debut Award
    • Year of production
    • 2015
    • Genres
    • Second film, Drama, Road movie
    • Countries
    • THAILAND
    • Languages
    • THAI
    • Budget
    • 0.3 - 0.6 M$
    • Duration
    • 105 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Pimpaka TOWIRA
    • Writer(s)
    • Pimpaka TOWIRA, Kong RITHDEE
    • Producer(s)
    • Pimpaka TOWIRA (EXTRA VIRGIN)
    • Synopsis
    • Laila decides to take a road trip from Bangkok to Pattani, one of the three southernmost Thai provinces, to visit their long-lost aunt. Her brother and his friend are tagging along. The three take off from Bangkok during the time the capital is going through radical conflict between different political ideologies. Being away from the political heat in the city, prevent them from realizing much about the unstable situation and violent outbreaks that have also been occurring around Pattani for many years. Meeting a suspicious young soldier sent to fight the insurgents, the four head together to find Laila’s aunt, where the route is leading them to discover a land stranger than that they are familiar with.
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