Director: Nawapol Thamrongrettanarit
Cast:Cast: Koramit Vajrasthira, Wanlop Rungkumjad, Nottapon Boonprakob, Siriporn Kongma
Language: Thai with English subtitles
Country of Origin: Thailand 2012 68 mins.
Winner New Currents Award, Busan International Film Festival 2012, Tiger Award Competition Official Selection, International Film Festival Rotterdam 2013
Released by DAY FOR NIGHT
'A surprising delight - experimental, inventive and hypnotic.'
Film company location scout Sai meets art director Oom on the site of a derelict building, and they strike up a relationship begin working together. Sai records everything on her digital camera, from images of locations to the people in her life. Two years later,Oom has moved on whilst Sai is still in the same job. One day her computer crashes, wiping her portable hard drive, erasing the images that capture an entire year of her life and those she'd taken of Oom consisting of 36 shots, each a single camera set-up. A delicate contemplation on the nature of memories in the digital age.
'36' is a surprising delight, experimental and inventive.
'This striking debut will cast a spell on viewers who click into its languid and quietly simulating rhythms' - Variety
'An unexpected gem from Thailand... a sweetly melancholy tale of a girl, a crashed hard drive and lost love' - Time Out
He's 'a young filmmaker who invented his own film language, breathtaking, artful, economic. It never included an unnecessary word.' Bela Tarr 17th Busan International Film Festival.
Writer, director and film critic, Nawapol Thamrongrettanarit has made several award-winning short films and has also been a screenwriter on such blockbuster mainstream Thai films as 'Top Secret Wairoon Pun Lan' and 'Home'.