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Cinema Diverse: Director's Choice 2015

Date : 18 July 2015
Location: Auditorium, 5th floor

Time: 16.30 – 20.00 hrs.


Bangkok Art and Culture Centre proudly presents “Cinema Diverse: Director's Choice”. For the third Cinema Diverse, five international films, selected by five acclaimed Thai directors, will be shown bi-monthly from March – November 2015, followed by a talk with the Thai director after each screening.
 
The third screening on Saturday 18 July 2015 is How to Disappear Completely (Philippines / 2013) directed by Raya Martin. It has been chosen by Lee Chatametikool, an acclaimed Thai director of Concrete Clouds. 
 
How to Disappear Completely was funded by Hubert Bals Production Fund. It won Best Picture and Best Director for Raya Martin at Cinemanila International Film Festival and was selected to screen at many film festival such as Rotterdam International Film Festival, Locarno International Film Festival in Switzerland and Minneapolis St. Paul International Film Festival. 

How to Disappear Completely unfolds on a mysterious island, somewhere in the Filipino archipelago, someplace in time. In a small village - natural yet synthetic - local folklore, fluorescent ballasts, a school play, and jumbled history merge into a staccato electro soundtrack. There is a pubescent girl, her rapturous mom, and her drunkard cock-fighting dad - all living in a small, rickety house. Something must give. Something must go.” Lee Chatametikool
 
 
Director’s Note:
 
How to Disappear Completely is a lot of things: a remake of an old film, an homage to the genre, a story about getting stuck in the islands... The idea that we never finish any film we make, lives in this project. It's a continuation of any film, and how we are transplanted into places that we don't feel quite ours yet we feel a sense of belongingness. I wanted to make something cleaner this time, which starts off as a personal story as in any of my earlier works, and later moving to something further as an observer. The production process was simpler, following my style of casting with people whose works I trust very much (Shamaine and Nonie Buencamino as two of my favorite actors working today, a kindred spirit with Ness Roque; JA Tadena as the best cinematographer working today, portraying the islands as timeless; exquisite sound design from Corinne de San Jose, transporting us into the eye of the storm; the wunderkind Eyedress, whose music was perfectly crucial to both the genre homage and contemporary taste.
 
Batangas, a province in the Philippines as a location is quite special, giving off a feeling of being stuck in place and especially time. It was also important to shoot during an actual storm, but not showing it, as if the weather was the main character, the sense of impending doom. How to Disappear Completely was, in short, brutal to make as a deceptively simple looking film filled with many thoughts. It is a transitional film, being stuck in a period of time where everyone tries to make sense of where they are and what they are meant to do, yet not given any option of a way out.

Join us for the screening of How to Disappear Completely and a post screening talk with Lee Chatametikool, Raya Martin, the film director and Ness Roque, the actress of the film.
 
Free entry 
No reservation needed
 
*With Thai and English subtitles
*Film screening starts at 17.30 hrs.
*The talk after the screening will be in Thai with English translation.
*The film is suitable for adults 15 years and over.

For more information please call 02 214 6630-8 ext. 528 and email: activity@bacc.or.th
 
Cinema Diverse: Director's Choice 2015

Saturday 14 March 2015
Nawapol Thamrongrattanarit / Frances Ha (USA / 2012)
With Thai subtitles
 
Saturday 23 May 2015
Aditya Assarat / Court (India / 2014)
With Thai and English subtitles
 
Saturday 18 July 2015 
Lee Chatametikool / How to Disappear Completely (Philippines / 2013)
With Thai subtitles and English subtitles
 
Saturday 5 September 2015 
Banjong Pisanthanakun / The Chaser (Korea / 2008)
With Thai and English subtitles
 
Saturday 30 January 2016 
* This date has been changed from Saturday 28 November 2015.
Apichatpong Weerasethakul / No (Chile / 2012)
With Thai and English subtitles


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