APERTURE: ASIA & PACIFIC FILM FESTIVAL
– Closing Film –
BNK48: Girls Don’t Cry
13 June, Rio Cinema, London
Nawapol Thamrongrattanarit, Thailand 2018, Thai + English subtitles, 110 mins
Thamrongrattanarit digs deep into the emotions of the girls who form the 48 strong Bangkok band BNK48, modelled on the Japanese idol band AKB48, in which only 16 of the girls are chosen for each recording or performance. The girls talk openly about their feelings – what it’s like to be the most popular girl, never being chosen to perform, and the pressures of a never-ending popularity contest.
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