Limitless Cinema in Broken English

April 11, 2009

FAVORITE THINGS IN MARCH 2009

Filed under: Uncategorized — celinejulie @ 7:54 pm

FAVORITE THINGS IN MARCH 2009

A.FAVORITE FILM
TOWN OF EVENING CALM, COUNTRY OF CHERRY BLOSSOMS (2007, Kiyoshi Sasabe, A+)

B.FAVORITE SHORT FILM
1.THE CHRONICLES OF MAD MAD MAN (2008, Alwa Ritsila, Thailand)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IWVS4yQFAdg

2.YOU KILLED MY GIRLFRIEND (มึงฆ่าแฟนกู) (2008, Meathus Sirinawin, Thailand)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mRoDRmOoPZQ

3.LE CIRQUE DE L’HOMME (2008, Michael Shaowanasai, Thailand)

C.FAVORITE THAI FILMS
1.KON GIN MIA (1974, Dokdin Ganyamarn, Thailand, A+)
I would have given this film A++++++++++, if the film hadn’t been homophobic.

2.MEAT GRINDER (2009, Tiwa Moeithaisong, Thailand, A+)
The more time passes, the more I seem to like this film. Manotham Theamthiebrut, my favorite critic, wrote an interesting review of this film in the latest issue of Filmax magazine. He wrote about many things I didn’t notice and interpreted some scenes in the way I didn’t think of, such as the ending scene. When I watched the ending scene, I felt very happy because I thought that now the serial killer (or the heroine) can find true happiness, since she reunites with her mother (who is also a serial killer), who can understand the heroine’s pain and can sympathize with the heroine. But Manotham doesn’t think this is a really happy ending for the heroine. He thought that the heroine and her mother may fight with each other, because there is a hint that the mother might have killed her own granddaughter in the giving-birth scene.

Symbolically speaking, I’m not sure what the end of this film means. I guess it may mean that after the breaking up between the radical rural communists (the heroine) and the urban communists (the hero), the urban communists came out of the forest and entered into a normal society. But the radical communists couldn’t. The estrangement the radical communists felt in the society is signified by the scene in which the heroine walks through the market and cannot be a part of this society. Then the return to the mother’s house at the end of the film may mean that the radical communists went to China in early 1980’s. I’m not sure. Anyway, it’s just FUN guessing about the meaning of this film. I’m not serious about it.

3.POWER KIDS (2009, Krissanapong Rachata, Thailand, A+)
These are photos of Nantawut Boonrubsup, the leading actor of POWER KIDS:
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3373/3430614097_7fe57197fe_o.jpg
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3561/3430614095_d625e4a187_o.jpg


D.FAVORITE VIDEO INSTALLATION
Keskarn Arsirarat’s video in the exhibition YUM-SAM-SAHAI
http://www.bloggang.com/viewdiary.php?id=merveillesxx&month=03-2009&date=18&group=9&gblog=175

E.FAVORITE ANIMATION
THE HANGMAN (1964, Les Goldman + Paul Julian, USA)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_ZSS3yxpnFU
Thanks to Filmsick for telling us about it.

F.FAVORITE DOCUMENTARY
LAKI PENAN (2007, Christoph Kuehn, Switzerland, A+/A)

G.FAVORITE STAGE PERFORMANCES
1.LOVE & MONEY (Adjjima Na Patalung)

2.TOUCH (chreographed by Luca Bruni, performed by Oplas Danza, Italy)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0f7XPr9SLUA

3.GERSHWIN FANTASY (Janice Martin, USA)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=60XO5sXXFoI

4.SOMETHING ELSE (Dujdao Vadhanapakorn)
http://crescentmoonspace.blogspot.com/2009/04/something-else-reveiw.html

5.EROS AND PSYCHE (chreographed by Park Jun-hee, performed by E.V.O.L., South Korea)

H.FAVORITE ARTS/EXHIBITIONS
1.INTROSPECTIVE
This is a painting exhibition by Nukoon Panyadee.
http://www.thainewsland.com/?l=th&a=386169
http://www.bloggang.com/viewdiary.php?id=merveillesxx&month=03-2009&date=12&group=9&gblog=171
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3661/3430609349_074def559a_o.jpg
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3538/3430609347_575c5f439c_o.jpg
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3415/3430609343_c2b9cfca2c_o.jpg

 

 

2.LEAVE THE SUNSHINE OUT
This is a costume designed by Kansiri Pittayaprechakul. It is a part of the exhibition HYPOTHESIS: TEXTILE AND FASHION GRADUATE EXHIBITION by the Faculty of Fine & Applied Arts, Thammasat University.

The link below is Thai news about the exhibition:
http://www.matichon.co.th/prachachat/prachachat_detail.php?s_tag=02biz05160352&day=2009-03-16&sectionid=0214

3.Praipot Chunlawong’s installation in the exhibition YUM-SAM-SA-HAI
http://www.bloggang.com/viewdiary.php?id=merveillesxx&month=03-2009&date=18&group=9&gblog=175

4.SIPHANDON…MEKONG FISHING UNDER THREAT
This is a photo exhibition by Suthep Kritsanavarin.
http://www.artgazine.com/shoutouts/viewtopic.php?t=8617

5.PORTRAITS OF COURAGE
This is an exhibition of Chakorn Amornset. It is linked to a TV program about courageous people in Thailand. My favorite person in this group is Choochart Dulyaprapatsorn, who is a transvestite village chief.
http://203.151.233.41/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=312&Itemid=1

I.FAVORITE ACTRESSES
1.Patarasuda Anuman Rajadhon – LOVE & MONEY
2.Pavinee Samakkabutr – LOVE & MONEY
3.Sawanee Uthumma – LOVE & MONEY
4.Arianne Ascaride – LADY JANE (2007, Robert Guediguian, France)
5.Neeranuch Patamasoot – DEAR DEATH (2009, Pansak Sukhee, Thai play)

J.FAVORITE ACTORS
1.Nopphand Boonyai – HAMLET (2009, Damkerng Thitapiyasak, Thai play, A)
http://crescentmoonspace.blogspot.com/2009/03/h-m-l-e-t.html

2.Gandhi Anuntakarn – LOVE & MONEY

3.Kajornpong Bunthearngsook – TEXAS SOMYOT MASSACRE IV (2009, Nathan Homsup + Dhan Lhaow, A)

4.Michael Shaowanasai – LONG NIGHT – SHORT FILM (2008, Michael Shaowanasai)

5.Bundit Kaewwonna – SOMETHING ELSE

6.Poomtarn Srinark – SOMETHING ELSE

7.Yusuke Iseya – CLOSED NOTE (2007, Isao Yukisada, A+/A)

8.Mohammad Amir Naji – THE SONG OF SPARROWS (2008, Majid Majidi, Iran, A+/A)

K.FAVORITE CINEMATOGRAPHY
1.Darius Khondji – TREASURE OF THE BITCH ISLANDS (1990, F.J. Ossang)
2.Peter Sova – PUSH (2009, Paul McGuigan)
http://www.push-themovie.com/

L.FAVORITE COSTUME DESIGN
LE CIRQUE DE L’HOMME (2008, Michael Shaowanasai, Thailand)
In this short film, Michael wears a dress inspired by Piet Mondrian’s painting.

M.FAVORITE SET DECORATION
KON GIN MIA

N.FAVORITE SOUND DESIGN
Pornchanok Garnjanapungka – LOVE AND MONEY

O.FAVORITE LIGHTING
Wasuratchata Unaprom + Palut Sungkagorn – LOVE AND MONEY

P.FAVORITE OPENING SCENE
1.KON GIN MIA (1974, Dokdin Ganyamarn, Thailand)
2.WATCHMEN (2009, Zack Snyder)

Q.FAVORITE ENDING
1.YOU KILLED MY GIRLFRIEND (2008, Meathus Sirinawin, Thailand)
2.KI LO SA (1985, Robert Guediguian, France)
3.POWER KIDS (2009, Krissanapong Rachata, Thailand)

R.GUILTY PLEASURES
SEVEN POUNDS (2008, Gabriele Muccino, A+)
I cried at the end of this film. If the film ends in a different way, such as by making the heroine pregnant with the dead hero, I would have given this film not more than B+. But letting the heroine live a life of her own and be able to fall in love with any new guys who come into her life is a kind of selfless action that really touches my heart. This kind of thing—let someone you love love someone else—is also the reason why I worship ALWAYS (1989, Steven Spielberg, A++++++++++).

Actually the film doesn’t say that Emily Posa (Rosario Dawson) will fall in love with Ezra Turner (Woody Harrelson), but the film also doesn’t deny the possibility that it can happen. And that’s enough for me to start imagining the lives of these two characters after the film ends. Maybe I just love romantic films with interracial relationships, such as GUESS WHO (2005, Kevin Rodney Sullivan) and CORRINA CORRINA (1994, Jessie Nelson).

S.FAVORITE SONGS (mostly from Mixmag magazine)
1.TRUCKER’S DELIGHT – Flairs
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qPQUh6OSyfs

2.MAY CONTAIN NUTS – DJ T vs Thomas Schumacher
http://www.myspace.com/ultimatethomasschumacher

3.OUR WORLD IS – Ali Renault
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pK4b5c1Yt2Y

4.POURRITURE 7 (Soulwax edit) – Mr. Oizo
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y_XlyyiO_zQ

5.INTERPLANETARY MELODIES – Mickey Moonlight
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qL5SXTJ3e_A

6.WILLIAMS’ BLOOD (Aeroplane remix) – Grace Jones
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H_vsYit505M

7.FRAGMENT ONE (Style of Eye remix) – Kenneth Bager
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GIKkdsipPLI

8.MARY GO ROUND (James Talk remix) – Futureshock
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=at5rSVnl-g4

9.INCA TRAIL – Pete Tong & Paul Rogers

10.WALKING ON CLOUDS – Tiesto featuring Kirsty Hawkshaw
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=plRiGkYGGe0

T.DESIRABLE ACTORS

1.Thanathorn Utsahakul – MEAT GRINDER

2.Suriya Shinnapun – KON GIN MIA (THE MAN WHO ATE HIS WIVES) (1974, Dokdin Ganyamarn, A+)
–SINGH SUM OIL (1977, Dokdin Ganyamarn, A+)
–MAE DOG GANJA (MARIJUANA GIRL) (1977, Dokdin Ganyamarn, A+/A)
This gorgeous actor plays a young guy who is the object of affection of a gay man in KON GIN MIA. I just found out that Suriya Shinnapun has been having serious financial problems for many years. Now his job is a secondhand shoe seller in flea markets. Reading story about his real life breaks my heart.
http://music.sanook.com/news/news_14952.php

Suriya Shinnapun in late 1970’s
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3322/3431539556_0a004aeca5_o.jpg
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3651/3430723623_6f2f267288_o.jpg
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3637/3430723619_e0384e07c9_o.jpg


Suriya in 2009
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3552/3431539566_3f897293f9_o.jpg


3.Masato Sakai — HONEY AND CLOVER (2006, Masahiro Takata, A+)
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3589/3430723595_b8b41bf95d_o.jpg


4.Yusuke Iseya – HONEY AND CLOVER (2006, Masahiro Takata, A+)
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3412/3431539572_9d645d59a1_o.jpg


5.Yu Yoshizawa — TOWN OF EVENING CALM, COUNTRY OF CHERRY BLOSSOMS (2007, Kiyoshi Sasabe, A+)

6.Prajanpon Wongdontree – ANUENG KID TUENG PEN YANG YING (2009, Bhandit Rittakol, B+)

7.Pichet Pradubchananurat — ANUENG KID TUENG PEN YANG YING (2009, Bhandit Rittakol, B+)

8.Ratanaballang Tohssawat – MEAT GRINDER

9.Tanachat Tulyachat — ANUENG KID TUENG PEN YANG YING (2009, Bhandit Rittakol, B+)
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3646/3431539570_361418b386_o.jpg


10.Piya Trakoonrart – LOOG MAE MOOL (THE CHILDREN OF MOOL RIVER) (1980, Surasee Patum, A)
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3393/3430723611_045feec418_o.jpg
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3568/3430723607_ea66e6df8f_o.jpg
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3407/3430723601_f8f5c55be2_o.jpg

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