Limitless Cinema in Broken English

June 11, 2008

“THERE IS A BLANK IN BLANKET”–TOSSAPOL BOONSINSUKH

Filed under: Uncategorized — celinejulie @ 11:06 pm

This is my comment in Merveillesxx’s blog:
http://www.bloggang.com/viewdiary.php?id=merveillesxx&month=06-2008&group=9&date=11&gblog=96

I also don’t like the last painting, or actually the political statement in the painting. Can the term “democratic junta” in the painting be considered an oxymoron?

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My poll 22 ended with 11 votes. That’s great. The number of votes is much higher than what I expected. It includes one vote from me for AFTERNOON TIMES, BUNNY, OUT OF TIME, and TOKYO LULLABY. Thank you very much for everyone who participated in it. Here is the result:

THESE GREAT FILMS HAVE LONELY ATMOSPHERE. WHICH FILM DO YOU LIKE?

1..FALLEN ANGELS (1995, Wong Kar-wai, Hong Kong)
+THE SILENCE (1963, Ingmar Bergman, Sweden)

Each of them got 4 votes, or 36 %.

3.AFTERNOON TIMES (2005, Tossapol Boonsinsukh, Thailand)
It got 3 votes, or 27 %.

4.BUNNY (2000, Mia Trachinger, USA)
+SHADOWS IN PARADISE (1986, Aki Kaurismaki, Finland)
+WONDERFUL TOWN (2008, Aditya Assarat, Thailand)

Each of them got 2 votes, or 18 %.

7.BLUE CHA CHA (2005, Cheng Wen-tang, Taiwan)
+EGG (2007, Semih Kaplanoglu, Turkey)
+NOI ALBINOI (2003, Dagur Kari, Iceland)
+OUT OF TIME (1995, Andreas Kleinert, Germany)
+THE PASSENGER (2005, Eric Caravaca, France)
+RAIN DOGS (2006, Ho Yuhang, Malaysia)
+TOKYO LULLABY (1997, Jun Ichikawa, Japan)

Each of them got 1 vote, or 9 %.

14..EGG (1987, Danniel Danniel, Netherlands)
+HOLE IN THE SKY (2001, Kazuyoshi Kumakiri, Japan)
+MEMORIES OF DUST (2005, Supakit Itsadisai, Thailand)
+SCHULTZE GETS THE BLUES (2003, Michael Schorr, Germany)
+SHOPPING CART BOY (2007, Hou Chi-jan, Taiwan)
+THERE, THERE (2005, Nawapol Thamrongrattanarit, Thailand)
+ULTRANOVA (2005, Bouli Lanners, Belgium)

Each of them got 0 vote.

–Tossapol Boonsinsukh has released a teaser of his new film UNDER THE BLANKET. You can watch his teaser at:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rJTVUJIS4Dg

–Tossapol also wrote a touching story about the inspiration for his new film. You can read his Thai writing at:
http://thirdclasscitizen.exteen.com/20080609/under-the-blanket-teaser

I particularly like his sentence, “For me, the word “blanket” hides the word “blank” in it. Blank means empty, void, devoid of story or as a noun it can mean empty space or a place to be filled. The beginning of MANTA RAY talks about a man who has a big hole in him. The hole is very deep, dark, and cold. A blanket or someone should help him to get through these days and nights.”

Now I’m sure Tossapol’s new film will have the lonely atmosphere as his previous ones.

–One Minute Film Review’s blog has a review on RAIN DOGS
http://1minutefilmreview.blogspot.com/2008/06/rain-dogs.html

–Graiwoot Julpongsathorn wrote about WONDERFUL TOWN in Bioscope magazine, June 2008.

Other reviews on WONDERFUL TOWN:

Wise Kwai
http://thaifilmjournal.blogspot.com/2008/05/review-wonderful-town.html

Merveillesxx (Thai)
http://www.bloggang.com/viewdiary.php?id=merveillesxx&month=05-2008&date=28&group=1&gblog=141

Piovere (Thai)
http://www.bioscopemagazine.com/smf/index.php?topic=1133.0

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1 Comment »

  1. Hi, thanks for mentioning and the link. 🙂 The short film looks cool!

    Comment by 1minutefilmreview — June 13, 2008 @ 9:55 pm


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