Anocha Suwichakornpong/Ben Rivers, Thailand 2019, 94 Min.
Krabi 2562 looks at the landscape and the history of the touristic destination Krabi in the South of Thailand. The filmmakers manage to capture the city in the moment of change, as the prehistoric and the new pasts - embodied by many protagonists - contest with the present.
ROOM WITH A COCONUT VIEW
Tulapop Saenjaroen, Thailand 2018, 28 Min.
In Room with a coconut view Kanya guides her guest Alex through the beautiful scenery at the beach but Alex is unhappy with these sterile, touristic images and decides to explore by himself. The histories of Thai cinema and local corruption start to merge and one begins to question how much of our understanding of the world is shaped through film. Both films offer a satirical look into the touristic South of Thailand, which is known worldwide both as an “exotic paradise” and for its mass tourism, while putting the perspectives of the locals and of tourists up against each other.
After the screening there will be a discussion on Thai tourism + Opening Party with Thai food