Part of the film series
Dir. Aditya Assarat. 2010. 102 min. 35mm. English subtitles.
Post-screening Q&A with actress Cerise Leang
Ananda (Ananda Everingham) has returned home to become an actor after living abroad. On a seaside movie set, he is visited by his girlfriend from California, Zoe (Cerise Leang). Tacitly, the two are drifting apart. Several months later, Ananda is in Bangkok living with a new girlfriend, May (Sajee Apiwong). The two share moments reminiscent of Ananda's previous relationship. A directorial follow-up to the much praised Wonderful Town (2007), Hi-So, which refers to Thailand's high society types, portrays life between languages and cultures with an eloquent grace.
Berlin International Film Festival 2011
"An absorbing and beguilingly simple film that is beautifully haunting and effortlessly cool." — Mark Adams, Screen Daily
Aditya Assarat (b. 1972) was born in Bangkok and left Thailand at the age of 15 to study in the United States. He studied History at New York University and earned a master's degree in film production at the University of Southern California. His feature debut Wonderful Town (2007) won the New Currents Award at Pusan International Film Festival and Tiger Award at Rotterdam International Film Festival. Director Filmography (features): Hi-So (2010), Wonderful Town (2007), 3 Friends (2005).
This series is presented by Asia Society in association with Cineaste.
Major support for this film series is provided by the New York State Council on the Arts and the Thai-US Partnership Program of Thailand’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Thai Artists Alliance.
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