Limitless Cinema in Broken English

October 1, 2010

Chaloemkiat Saeyong’s new film is EMPLOYEES LEAVING THE LUMIERE FACTORY

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THAI FILM WISH LIST: EMPLOYEES LEAVING THE LUMIERE FACTORY (2010, Chaloemkiat Saeyong, 31 min). This film will be shown in the Doi Saket International Film Festival.
http://dsiff.tumblr.com/films

I also want to see BAIYOK (2010, Chaloemkiat Saeyong), which will also be shown at the Doi Saket International Film Festival. I guess this film was shot by a mobile phone and is a tribute to EMPIRE (1964, Andy Warhol, 8 hours and 5 minutes).

Other Films I wish to see:
1.WORKERS LEAVING THE FACTORY (1995, Harun Farocki)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9biVqAgtszE

This essay film contains footages from the Lumière’s film, footage of workers at Ford company, footage of workers at Siemens leaving a factory to attend a Nazi rally, footages from METROPOLIS (Fritz Lang), DESERTER (Vsevolod Pudovkin), THEY CLASH BY NIGHT (Fritz Lang), THE KILLERS (Robert Siodmak), ACCATONE (Pier Paolo Pasolini), RED DESERT (Michelangelo Antonioni), and MODERN TIMES (Charles Chaplin).

Acquarello wrote about this film here:
http://filmref.com/directors/dirpages/farocki.html#workers

2.WOMEN WORKERS LEAVING THE FACTORY (2005, José Luis Torres Leiva, Chile)
Apichatpong Weerasethakul and Graiwoot Chulphongsathorn like this film very much.
http://www.laventura.cl/html/peliculas-obreras-trailer.html

Anocha Suwichakornpong also paid a tribute to EMPLOYEES LEAVING THE LUMIÈRE FACTORY (1895, Louis Lumière) in her film LIKE REAL LOVE (2008).

FAVORITE THAI FILMS SHOT ABROAD

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The list is in chronological order.

1.SOMKIAT ONWIMOL’S HOME MOVIE IN JAPAN (1971)

2.I’M NOBODY, WHO ARE YOU (1987, Somkiat Vituranich)

3.KKK (1996, Michael Shaowanasai)

4.THE IMPOSSIBLE ESCAPE (1996, Maytha Najaroenkul)

5.TRIUMPH IN HIS FACE (1997, Chai Bulakul)

6.NINE REASONS TO BE STREET PERFORMERS (1998, Navarutt Roongaroon)

7.THE RIDDLE OF INNOCENCE (1999, Suporn Shoosongdej)

8.EMPTILESS LANDSCAPE (2003,Nat Satayamas)

9.BUNGALOWZEN: THE AMERICAN TRILOGY (2003, Taiki Sakpisit)

10.WINTER REMAINS (2004, Sasithorn Ariyavicha)

11.GHOSTS (2005, Anocha Suwichakornpong)

12.PATTERNS OF TRANSCENDENCE (2006, Jakrawal Nilthamrong)

13.OUR WAVES (2006, Tulapop Saenjaroen)

14.HI (2006, Bundit Thianrat)

15.LANDSCAPE 101 01 1101 01 … (2007, Sompot Chidgasornpongse)

16.WE ALL KNOW EACH OTHER (2007, Phuttiphong Aroonpheng)

17.APPARTEMENT THAI (2007, Satja Uasamanjit)

18.UNDER THE BLANKET (2008, Tossapol Boonsinsukh)

19.PHANTOM OF A SNAKE (2008, Fa Poolvoralak)

20.MOON (2009, Nathan Homsup)

September 30, 2010

15 DIRECTORS

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The Rules: Don’t take too long to think about it. Fifteen Directors who’ve influenced you and that will ALWAYS STICK WITH YOU. List the first fifteen you can recall in no more than fifteen minutes. Tag fifteen friends, including me, because I’m interested in seeing what artists my friends choose. (To do this, go to your Notes tab on your profile page, paste rules in a new note, cast your fifteen picks, and tag people in the note.)

(I was tagged by Peter Nellhaus for this.)

My own rules:

I don’t want to repeat the names of the directors already mentioned in the two links below, so I ended up making a list of interesting directors I just knew recently:
http://beyondthecanon.blogspot.com/2009/09/jit-phokaew.html
http://obscureforgottenunloved.blogspot.com/2010/01/jit-phokaew.html

1.Anna Hoffmann (THE HOUSEMAID)

2.Ahmed Bouchaala + Zakia Tahiri (POUR L’AMOUR DE DIEU)

3.Barry Doupe (AT THE HEART OF A SPARROW)

4.Bill Mousoulis (A NOCTURNE)

5.Cynthia Beatt (THE INVISIBLE FRAME)

6.David O’Reilly (PLEASE SAY SOMETHING)

7.Helge Leiberg (ACTION SITUATION)

8.Jacques Santamaria (THREE MURMURED MASSES)

9.Kriangkrai Watananiyom (ZERO)

10.Olivier Schatzky (CLAUDE GUEUX)

11.Pat Boonnitipat (NATTO)

12.Prakash Jha (RAAJNEETI)

13.Tanakit Kitsanayunyong (QUOTATION MARK)

14.Thitikan Kanchanapakdee (SURREPTITIOUS)

15.The Underground Office (Teerani Siangsanoh + Wachara Kanha + Tani Thitiprawat) (FUENG)

September 28, 2010

IMAGES FESTIVAL IN TORONTO

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Images Festival in Toronto seems like a dream festival for me, judging from the films they showed in the past:
http://www.imagesfestival.com/

1.THE SOURCE IS THIRSTY TO TASTE ITSELF (2008, Elaine Despins, Canada, 4 min)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FzjZOeqwjL8

2.ALL THINGS WERE NOW OVERTAKEN BY SILENCE (2010, Nicolás Pereda, Mexico, 61 min)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ehnFbJyKBsc

3.PORT OF MEMORY (2009, Kamal Aljafari, Palestine, 63 min)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GcqjtRuPvus

4.I WENT TO THE ZOO THE OTHER DAY (2009, Luo Li, Canada, 69 min)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qhLWfUkPOhU

5.MELANCHOLIA (2008, Lav Diaz, Philippines, 480 min)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IZ872YZCPG8

6.ELECTRONIC SUNSET # 25 (1975, Jane Wright)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=73bTjZw_KXA

7.THROUGH THE HOLES (1982, Elizabeth Vander Zaag)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=45A_DNBtNt0

DILMA ROUSSEFF

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Dilma Rousseff may be the next president of Brazil. I like her biography very much:

“Dilma participated actively on any of the armed efforts of Colina, but she was known too for her public activities as a Marxism teacher to labour union members and editor of the newspaper The Piquet. She knew how to handle weapons, confront the police and also guerrilla tactics

The attorney which prosecuted the organization called her “Joan of Arc of subversion”,

Dilma was taken to the OBAN headquarters, the same place were Vladimir Herzog would be tortured to death five years later. She was allegedly tortured for 22 days by punching, ferule, and electric shock devices. As Maria Luisa Belloque, a cellmate, said “Dilma was shock even with car wiring.””

MYSELF (2007, Arpapun Plungsirisoontorn, A+++++)

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You can watch this film here:
http://vimeo.com/7137495

I want to screen this film together with FRAGRANCE OF THE WIND (2007, Chaiwat Wiansantia) and THE SOUND OF SILENCE (2010, Palakorn Jiamtiranat), which also deal with the unbearable life in Bangkok.

September 27, 2010

DINNERS WITH MY MOST FAVORITE DIRECTORS

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Chaloemkiat Saeyong, Wachara Kanha, and Ratchapoom Boonbunchachoke are three of my most favorite directors. To have a dinner with them is one of the best moments in my life.

September 25, 2010

SENZA SANGUE (2010, Saifah Tanthana, A+)

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As for me, there are many things I like in this SENZA SANGUE, but there’s one thing about it which may not correspond to my tastes—the heroine of this story seems to control her anger too well or can reconcile with the past too well for me to be able to identify myself with. Admittedly, I prefer films/stage plays about a heroine who is burning with the desire to kill or revenge, such as BREMEN FREEDOM (1972, Rainer Werner Fassbinder), THE BRIDE WORE BLACK (1968, François Truffaut), or BLACKBIRD (2007, Sasithorn Panichnok). SENZA SANGUE is a very good play, but it just does not satisfy the “fire” inside me.

Anyway, SENZA SANGUE is very thought-provoking, and there must be many things in this play which I have overlooked. I’m sure I will like it more when I read some reviews on it. 🙂

September 23, 2010

DOLRUEDEE JAMRASCHAI IS GREAT IN SENZA SANGUE

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Favorite female performances seen lately:

1.Dolruedee Jamraschai—SENZA SANGUE (2010, Saifah Tanthana, play)

2.Nualpanod Kianpakdee—PORNOGRAM (2010, Ninart Boonpothong, play)

3.Jiang Zhi—0.7% SALT (Jiang Zhi)

4.Pavinee Samakkabutr—OLD TIMES (2010, Atree Wanichtrakool, play)

5.Nathalie Richard—THREE WOMEN…ONE SUMMER NIGHT (2005, Sébastien Grall)

6.The leading actress of ON THE DAY THAT RAINCLOUDS STILL FLOAT BY (Pongpun Yunchevit)

7.The leading actress of PICNIC ON THE BATTLEFIELD (2010, Tianchai Isaradech, play)

8.Lakkana Wattanawongsiri—BROWN SUGAR: DESIRE (2010, Kittiyaporn Klangsurin)

9.Muriel Robin—MOURIR D’AIMER (2009, Josée Dayan)

10.Kristen Schaal—GOING THE DISTANCE (2010, Nanette Burstein)

11.Anne Coesens—REPORTERS: SEASON 1&2 (2007-2009)

12.Noomi Rapace—THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO (2009, Neils Arden Oplev)

13.The leading actress of KONTHAN (2010, Witchupong Sukhavichai, 20 min)

14.Stephane Audran—THREE WOMEN…ONE SUMMER NIGHT (2005, Sébastien Grall)

15.Marianne Denicourt—REPORTERS: SEASON 2

16.The leading actress of ON THE ROAD (2010, Thepmanee Kittitawornkul, 22 min)

17.Elizabeth Shue—PIRANHA 3D (2010, Alexandre Aja)

18.Thekla Reuten—THE AMERICAN (2010, Anton Corbijn)

19.Linda Katunjaroen—RIVER OF NO RETURN (1987, Banjong Kosalwat)

20.Jeanne Balibar—MOURIR D’AIMER (2009, Josée Dayan)

21.Hélène Vincent—MOURIR D’AIMER (2009, Josée Dayan)

September 22, 2010

CELINE AND JULIE GO DANCING 34 — HEARTBREAK (MAKE ME A DANCER) — Freemasons featuring Sophie Ellis-Bexter

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1HYi1o4LPHA

Thanks to Graiwoot for telling me about it.

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