Our Films


Motel Mist

Thailand/ 117 mins / World Premiere – International Film Festival Rotterdam Hivos Tiger Competition 2016

Directed by Prabda Yoon / Song Sound, 185 Film Equator Project


Sopol, a typical Thai father-like figure with kinky and dangerous sexual fetishes, brings his new young prey, a school girl named Laila, to room number 7, his custom-made erotic chamber. (…)


The Island Funeral

Thailand/105 mins/ Winner – Best Asian Future Film Award, Tokyo International Film Festival 2015

Directed by Pimpaka Towira / Extra Virgin


Laila sets out on a road trip to Pattani, one of the three southernmost Thai provinces, to visit her long-lost aunt. Her brother and his friend are tagging along.  (…)


Dream Land

Cambodia-US/90 mins/ World Premiere – Locarno Film Festival , Cineaste of the Present

Directed by Steve Chen / Chen Office, Anti-Archive


Cambodia. Lida, a single woman in the developing metropolis of Phnom Penh, sells modern and upscale real-estate developments to the growing middle and upper classes. Meanwhile, she suffers constant heartache (…)



Thailand/97 mins/ World Premiere – Tokyo International Film Festival , Main Competition

Directed by Kongdej Jaturanrasmee / Song Sound


Pueng, daughter of a military Colonel, has planned to spend her married life with Mann, a young Lieutenant with a promising future. On the day Martial Law was announced, she received a wedding invitation from a high school friend back in her hometown. (…)


5 to 9

Singapore-Japan-China-Thailand/90 mins/World Premiere – Taipei Golden Horse Film Festival

Directed by Tay Bee Pin, Daisuke Miyazaki, Vincent Du and Rasiguet Sookkarn / Wormwood Films


Four short stories happening on the same day in China, Singapore, Japan and Thailand from 5 PM to 9 AM during the 2014 World Cup. (…)


As You Were

Singapore / 92 mins / World Premiere – Tokyo Film Festival

Directed by Liao Jiekai / 13 Little Pictures


On an idyllic island south of Singapore, Guohui and Peiling spend their last moments together as their relationship falls apart. The film is set in contemporary Singapore… (…)


The Second Life of Thieves

Malaysia / 87 mins / World Premiere – Busan Film Festival

Directed by Woo Ming Jin / Greenlight Pictures


Mr. Tan discovers that his wife has disappeared with his friend Mr. Lim, whom he had a secret relationship with for decades. Forming an unlikely friendship with Mr. Lim’s daughter Sandy, they embark on an emotional journey… (…)


River of Exploding Durians

Malaysia / 128 mins / World Premiere – Tokyo Film Festival, International Competition

Directed by Edmund Yeo / Greenlight Pictures


A coastal town is turned upside down by the construction of a radioactive rare earth plant. An idealistic teacher and a group of high school students find themselves battling… (…)



Thailand / 130 mins / World Premiere – Busan Film Festival

Directed by Chonlasit Upanigkit / Pop Pictures


Neung is a freshman in college. She did poorly on the national entrance exam so ended up with her last choice, the Sports Science Faculty. The film follows the intertwining lives of Neung and her new friends as they each say goodbye to their youth… (…)


So be It

Thailand / 85 mins / World Premiere – Busan Film Festival

Directed by Kongdej Jaturanrasmee / Song Sound


Seven year old city boy William is the star of a reality show. Eleven year old Bundit is an ethnic minority from the northern mountainous region. The film follows the journey of the two boys as each learns the meaning of religion. (…)


By The River

Thailand / 71 mins / Locarno International Film Festival 2013, Cineasti del Presente – Special Mention Award

Directed by Nontawat Numbenchapol / Mobile Lab


Amidst the tranquility of the deep woods, the habitants of Klity, in Kanchanaburi, Thailand, have always led a simple life. They have fed on the fish populating the town’s creek, but for some time now the river has been contaminated… (…)


Concrete Clouds

Thailand / 99 mins / Busan New Currents 2013, Rotterdam Tiger Awards 2014

Directed by Lee Chatametikool / Vertical Films


In 1997, Mutt, who works as a currency trader in New York, must suddenly return home to Bangkok when his father commits suicide. After the funeral, he decides to track down Sai, his old girlfriend from high-school. Meanwhile his younger brother Nic is in love with Poupee, who lives in a low-income flat behind their townhouse. While the economic crisis looms over the city, both relationships face uncertainty… (…)


Mary is Happy, Mary is Happy

Thailand / 125 mins / Venice 2013

Directed by Nawapol Thamrongrattanarit / Pop Pictures


Mary is a senior in high school. With graduation a few months away, she is faced with sudden changes in life, love, and friendship. Meanwhile, strange events begin to happen to her that seem completely random and without reason… (…)


Letters from the South

Thailand, Singapore, Burma, Malaysia / Busan 2013

Directed by Aditya Assarat, Royston Tan, Midi Zhao, Sun Koh, Tan Chui Mui, Tsai Ming Liang / Da Huang Pictures


Letters from the South is a collection of six short films about the topic of the Chinese Diaspora in South-East Asia.  Each film is presented as a letter representing the filmmaker’s feelings and emotions toward their original homeland, China… (…)


The Songs of Rice

Thailand / 75 mins / Rotterdam 2014

Directed by Uruphong Raksasad / Extra Virgin


This is a visual record of rice culture and its influences on the people in different parts of Thailand. The lyrical structure of this documentary film reflects the melodies in the songs of rice… (…)


Apichatpong’s Selected Shorts, 1994 – present