Prachya Pinkaew "The Protector"

The Protector

The Protector (ต้มยำกุ้ง) Director: Prachya Pinkaew Writer(s): Napalee, Piyaros Thongdee, Country: Thailand Year: 2005 The Protector (Two-Disc Collector’s Edition) on Amazon. After first seeing “The Protector 2”, I got back to the original, titled “Tom-Yum-Goong” in Thailand. Not only it … Continue reading

The Iron Ladies

The Iron Ladies (สตรีเหล็ก) Director: Yongyoot Thongkongtoon Writer(s):  Visuttchai Boonyakarnjawa, Jira Maligool, Yongyoot Thongkongtoon Country: Thailand Year: 2000 “The Iron Ladies” on Amazon. A lot of movies from Thailand explore themes of transsexuality, homosexuality, and sexual identity in general. “The Iron … Continue reading

Interview: Brian Bennett, founder of 9FilmFest

  Brian Bennett is founder of Bangkok Film Festival that later became 9FilmFest. This short film competition encourages young filmmakers to take up the challenge and show their skills. I had a chance to talk to Brian about his creation … Continue reading

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Thoughts and reflections on Thai movie history

Before I go into the Thai movie month I will begin with an overview of Thai movie history. It dates back all the way to birth of cinema, when brothers Lumière toured Southeast Asia and screened their films. After seeing … Continue reading