Concrete Clouds

A film by Lee Chatametikool (Thailand 2013 I 100 mins I cert 15)

It is 1997. Bangkok is in the grip of the Asian financial crisis. Mutt (played by Ananda Everingham), a currency trader in New York, is forced to make a hasty return home to Bangkok after his father commits suicide. Following 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, complicated by time, circumstance and memory. As they drift between the past and the present, between dreams and reality, their only escape is in a collage of love songs, music videos and recorded memories. But can these alone hold their relationships together in the face of the harsh realities of a mid-financial crisis Bangkok? A film about love, time, dreams and memories.

Written & Directed by: Lee Chatametikool
Produced by: Apichatpong Weerasethakul, Sylvia Chang, Anocha Suwichakornpong, Soros Sukhum, Vertical Films
Cast: Ananda Everingham, Apinya Sakuljaroensuk, Janesuda Parnto, Prawith Hansten
Executive Producers: Man-Shih Yang, Disaphol Chansiri
Co-Producer: Norman Wang
Associate Producer: Napassarin Prompila
Cinematographer: Jarin Pengpanich
Production Designer: Akekarat Homlaor
Costume Designer: Cattleya Paosrijareon
Editors: Lee Chatametikool, Kamontorn Eakwattanakij
Sound Design: Akritchalerm Kalayanamitr
Released: 26 June 2015

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Winner – Thai National Film Association Awards 2015


★ Best Picture  ★  Best Director  ★  Best Supporting Actress 

About the Filmmaker

Lee Chatametikool has worked as a film editor and post-production producer in New York and Bangkok alongside producing his own films. His short film, Miami Strips, Hollywood Dream, was runner-up for the Ratana Pestanji Award for Best Thai Short Film in 2000 and has screened at numerous festivals worldwide, including Oberhausen Short Film Festival and Busan Asian Short Film Festival.

In 2001, Lee moved back to Bangkok from New York to work on Apichatpong Weerasethakul’s first narrative feature film Blissfully Yours. He has since worked alongside a new crop of young filmmakers in Thailand, editing the debut features for many up and coming directors. In 2007, he won the Best Editor award for Apichatpong Weerasethakul’s Syndromes and a Century at the inaugural Asian Film Awards in Hong Kong. The Bangkok Film Critic’s Assembly awarded him for his work on Aditya Assarat’s Wonderful Town in 2008. He also won the award for Best Editor at the 2010 Asian Film Awards for Chris Chong Chan Fui’s Karaoke.

Selected Filmography (Editor): 

2010 Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives (dir. Apichatpong Weerasethakul)

2009 Mundane History (dir. Anocha Suwichakornpong)

2009 Karaoke (dir. Chris Chong Chan Fui)

2008 A Moment in June (dir. Natapon Wongtreenatrkoon)

2007 Wonderful Town (dir. Aditya Assarat)

2006 Syndromes and a Century (dir. Apichatpong Weerasethakul)

2005 Midnight, My Love (dir. Kongdej Jaturanrasmee,)

2004 Tropical Malady (dir. Apichatpong Weerasethakul)

2004 Shutter (dir. Banjong Pisanthanakun & Parkpoom Wongpoom)

2003 One Night Husband (dir. Pimpaka Towira)

2002 Blissfully Yours (dir. Apichatpong Weerasethakul)