THIS IS MY COMMENT IN BIOSCOPE WEBBOARD:
THINGS EXPERIENCED BETWEEN 7-11 NOVEMBER 2007
1.FROST (1997, Fred Kelemen, A+)
2.LIONS FOR LAMBS (2007, Robert Redford, A+)
3.FIGHTING BEAT (2007, Piti Jaturaphat, A)
This is one of my guilty pleasures of 2007.
4.MAD HOT BALLROOM (2005, Marilyn Agrelo, A)
5.THE SPIRITUAL WORLD (WINYAN LOKE KONTAI) (2007, Tharatap Thewsomboon, A)
I love the world portrayed in this film very much.
6.LULLABYE BEFORE I WAKE (2007, Nate Pantumsinchai, A-)
7.SECRET (2007, Jay Chou, A-/B+)
1.BLACKBIRD (TID GUB) (A+)
Directed by Sasithorn Panichnok; performed by “DRAMA 69”; from a play by David Harrower
I love the leading actor (Supasawasdi Buranawed) and leading actress (Pawinee Samankabutr) of this play very much. I have seen them in a few plays and they are terrific. I also like the character of the heroine very much. She is a woman who wants to take revenge on a guy who had sex with her when she was just 12 years old.
What is interesting in this play is that the man is not purely evil and the woman is not purely innocent. After they argue for a while, the woman seems to show that she still loves or desires this guy. One of the most impressive moments in this play is when the light went out, the man went out of the room, and the woman called out for the man with the tone of voice which did not indicate hatred, but might indicate love.
Pawinee really shines in the role of “Mai”. She is defiant, stubborn, sarcastic, hateful, angry, heartbroken, and really formidable in this play.
The play also ends at the right moment. Nothing is solved. New serious doubt arises. Many things we have just heard during the play may be just a lie. The truth may be uglier than what we have just believed during the play.
2.WHO MOVED MY DREAM? (KRAI AU KWAM FUN KONG CHAN PAI) (A+)
Directed by Wannasak Sirilar; performed by “Flower of Love Entertainment”
3.WHAT? (NAI) (A+)
Directed by Maysa Utairat + Skowrin Keadpiaum; performed by MSU ACT 1 SCENE 1
This play is about a male college student who was raped.
4.I LOVE YOU GUY (TEE RUK KONG…GUN) (A+)
Directed by Saifah Tanthana; performed by ON BOX THEATRE GROUP
5.LOVE CONFESSION (BOK RUK) (A+/A)
Directed by Pornphen Fhaaumnuay + Chaturachai Sreejanwanphen + Nakorn Nopkhum; performed by “Naked Masks Network: Youth Section” and “Wat Sungvej School”
6.NO TRANSLATION (A)
Directed by Terry Hatfield; performed by Butoh Co-Op Thailand
–Frankenstein wrote about 8 plays he saw in the Bangkok Theatre Festival 2007 in the link below:
THURSDAY 15 NOV
By Ko Murobushi, at Patravadi Theatre
FRIDAY 16 NOV
19.30 WHERE SHOULD I LAY MY SOUL?
By 8×8, at 8×8 Theatre, Samyan
SATURDAY 17 NOV
14.00 WHEN I SLEPT OVER THE NIGHT OF THE REVOLUTION
By Naked Masks Network, at Hemlock
16.00 PUSH UP (ตาดูดาว เท้าเหยียบเธอ)
By Damkerng Thitapiyasak, at Wat Sungvej School
18.00 WE AND THE OTHERS
By Suan Sunandha Rajabhat University, at Lulla Bar
19.45 CRAZY AGOGO BOY’S ADVENTURE
By Crazy Agogo Boy, at Suan Santi Chai Prakarn Park
20.15 THE TRAGEDY OF BELLIES
By Dramatic Club, Suan Santi Chai Prakarn Park
SUNDAY 18 NOV
14.00 BITTER LOVE
By Crescent Moon Theatre, at Pridi Banomyong Institute
17.00 OF GOD & COUNTRY
By Pathy Aiyar, at Hemlock
19.00 3 IN 1
By 3 IN 1 + Flower of Love Entertainment, at Bar Bali
20.30 LITTLE RED RIDING HOOD
By Babymime, at Suan Santi Chai Prakarn Park
MONDAY 19 NOV
19.30 THE MESSAGE
By Makhampom Theatre Group, at Makhampom Studio