â€œBlissfully Thaiâ€ opens May 13 at Asia Society
Asia Society and Cineaste will present â€œBlissfully Thaiâ€, a major film series on current film renaissance in Thailand, on May 13-June 17.
Thai directors have proven to be some of the worldâ€™s most original auteurs since the late 1990â€™s. Figures such as Apichatpong Weerasethakul, Pen-ek Ratanaruang, and Wisit Sasanatieng have been gaining acclaim around the world, most recently with Apichatpongâ€™s surrealist film, â€œUncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Livesâ€, winning the Palme dâ€™Or at the 2010 Cannes Film Festival.
â€œBlissfully Thaiâ€ will include works made since 2000 by six filmmakers born in the â€˜60s and â€˜70s that have each established their cinematic visions in different ways (see â€œAbout the Filmmakersâ€ below).
There will also be a discussion between La Frances Hui, curator of the series and Senior Program Officer of Cultural Programs at Asia Society, Apichatpong Weerasethakul and Pen-ek Ratanaruang on the burgeoning Thai film industry on May 14, with a reception to follow.