Boundary

Cirko
Nov 7, 16:30
English Subtitles
Toldi
Nov 10, 14:15
English Subtitles & Hungarian Simultaneous Translation
Művész
Nov 10, 17:45
English Subtitles
International Panorama
Nontawat Numbenchapol
2013
France
Thailand
Cambodia
96min
Khmer
Thai

The 2011 New Year celebration at the Ratchaprasong Junction in Bangkok: this is where protests had been violently crushed a few months earlier, with more than 100 people killed. It was here that the conflict between the largely rural "Red Shirts" and the royalist "Yellow Shirts" escalated. The filmmaker came across a young soldier Aod, who had just completed his military service, and asked if he could accompany him to his native village on the border with Cambodia and near the Hindu temple of Prasat Preah Vihea. Here too, a violent conflict is smoldering as both Cambodia and Thailand claim the site as their own. A conversation between Aod and the director forms the backdrop to the often slowed-down and distorted images, as they travel through the countryside. Residents and soldiers tell of their experiences. Traces of the military conflict remain visible. The footage creates a multifaceted view of how events are subject to different perceptions, and is a unique reflection of the political reality in present-day Thailand.

Producer: 
Nontawat Numbenchapol
Editor: 
Nontawat Numbenchapol
Camera: 
Nontawat Numbenchapol
Sound: 
Katenan Juntimathorn
Nopawat Likitwong
Distribution info: 
Pascale Ramonda 91 rue de Ménilmontant Maison fond de cour 75020 Paris, France pascale@pascaleramonda.com