“Over the course of 5 hours and 17 minutes, we are invited to enter the world of four women in their late 30s. The film shows us the diversity of female perspectiveswith one thing in common, the longing for the "Happy Hour”. It is not clear if there is actually a "Happy Hour" for them but what we can feel and empathise with them is their unyielding desires which are painfully beautiful.” Pimpaka Towira
The third screening on Saturday 24 September 2016 is a Japanese film, Happy Hours (2015) directed by Ryusuke Hamaguchi and chosen by Pimpaka Towira, an acclaimed female Thai director and a winner of the Silapathorn Award (an honour for Thai contemporary artists), in 2009.
The precious balance holding together four best friends in their 30s is tested when one announces that she will be divorcing her husband. With a grandeur and detail afforded by its running time, Happy Hour explores that balance through a feat of fortitude and the poise of simply “being there” between friends.
Trailer of Happy Hour: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v6p5p3Etlgc
*The film has a running time of 5 hours 17 minutes.
*There will be two breaks between the screening.
Entry fee is 60 Baht per person (with a free programme).
Registration for each screening starts at 11.00 hrs.
*With Thai and English subtitles
*Film screening starts at 14.00 hrs.
*The talk after the screening will be in Thai with English translation.
*This event is suitable for adults 15 years and over.