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Offline thaiga

‘The Forest’ A supernatural film set in Isaan
« on: September 15, 2016, 06:31:37 PM »
The Forest - Looks a great film a vision of Paul Spurrier, set in isaan, a British expat filmmaker and owner of one of Bangkok’s best-kept secrets, a plush little bar and movie theater called Friese-Greene Club. Here's the trailer

The Forest is Spurrier’s second Thai language film (it’s subtitled in English). It’s the dark tale of a teacher and one of his pupils, a young mute girl, who is struggling to cope with real life. When things get to be too much for her, she retreats into a fantasy world, finding solace in the companionship of a mysterious feral boy.

ป่า - The Forest - Trailer


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Online Kev

Re: ‘The Forest’ A supernatural film set in Isaan
« Reply #1 on: September 16, 2016, 06:53:50 AM »
Thanks wouldn't mind seeing that one. The scene where the two kids are up high on rocks looking at clouds saying (it is huge) looks at bit like the stone hedge area  rocks up high in Chaiyaphum, up higher from Tat Ton Falls. The scenery looks exactly the same as when I went up there last year.
 

Offline thaiga

Re: ‘The Forest’ A supernatural film set in Isaan
« Reply #2 on: September 16, 2016, 03:20:21 PM »
yes Kev, me as well

Bangkok showbiz expat Paul Spurrier returns to directing after a decade’s absence with another exploration of ghostliness, this time creating a naturalistic, lonely and silently horrific atmosphere.

Made on a shoestring budget and with a two-man crew (only the director and his wife), The Forest starts with the arrival of a new teacher, Preecha, in a remote northeastern area of Thailand.

After a decade, Preecha has just left the monkhood to search for a new meaning of life. His aspiration is abruptly dashed by the clichéd hardships and hopelessness of life in the northeast, told to him by the schoolmaster. Along with his inspiration, the teacher meets a mute and lonely girl, Ja, who is often bullied by a group of classmates.

Ja in fact can speak, but she does so only with her drunk father and a mysterious boy, Boy, whom she meets in the forest. While their friendship grows, several strange incidents take place in the village.

The boy kills a man and eats him. When he learns that Ja is being bullied by the village headman’s daughter, Boy takes revenge, leading to the burning down of the forest by the village headman. Who is this boy? Ja finally finds the truth from her own quiet father – something more tragic than anyone expected.

But Teacher Preecha, despite his failed attempts to stop the headman’s cruelty, finally employs his Buddhist knowledge to bring these two young spirits toward their ultimate lives.

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Offline thaiga

Re: small Isaan films are going big in Bangkok
« Reply #3 on: March 20, 2017, 06:48:53 PM »
Don't you just wish you learned the language  :-[  seems the isaan way of life is popular in Bangkok. It shows the true essence of Isaan and presents it in a realistic way which is rarely seen in the mass media

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