Die Tomorrow

 

DIE TOMORROW

 

a film by Nawapol Thamrongrattanarit

– released in the UK & Ireland  26 July 2019 –

 

 

 

An uplifting, philosophical reflection on fate and the fleeting nature of life.

Death often comes unexpectedly – what happens the day before is usually quite ordinary: all the little things that make life worth living. In Bangkok, friends celebrate their graduation, siblings meet again, a couple separates, an actress is waiting to be called on set… 
 
The latest film from Thai auteur and social media sensation, Nawapol Thamrongrattanarit, Die Tomorrow is a poetic and profoundly moving meditation on the brevity of life. Lyrical vignettes from the penultimate days of individuals, unaware they are soon to die, are interspersed with documentary footage of subjects young and old ruminating on their fear and acceptance of death.
 
Combining dreamy camerawork with wonderfully naturalistic performances, underscored by a lush piano soundtrack, Die Tomorrow is a quietly profound film in which Nawapol tackles his subject matter with wit and a delicate touch. A beautifully life-affirming film.

 

Forthcoming Screenings

15 Sep: Close-Up Cinema, London + intro

16-19 Sep: Glasgow Film Theatre

18 & 19 Sep: Phoenix, Leicester

27 Sep: Strode Theatre

1 Oct: Filmhouse, Edinburgh

 

Past Screenings

29 Aug: Northampton Filmhouse

28-29 Aug: Theatr Clwyd, Mold

26 Jul-1 Aug: Tyneside Cinema, Newcastle

26 Jul-1 Aug: Watershed, Bristol

12 Jun: BFI Southbank, London – preview

11 & 13 Nov: Cork Film Festival – Irish premiere

4 & 6 Nov: Leeds Film Festival – UK premiere

 

 

Festival Selections

Berlinale 2018, Forum

Hong Kong International Film Festival 2018

 

Awards 

Bangkok Critics Assembly Awards 2018 : Best Supporting Actress

Thai Film Director Association Awards 2018: Best Supporting Actress

Five Flavours Asian Film Festival 2018, Poland: Grand Prix

 

Reviews

Little White Lies: ★★★★”This quietly amazing film offers a Zen poetry antidote to our collective fear of mortality… It’s a profound and imaginative film that calls into question how we represent death and dying on screen, but it also manages to explore, with languorous lucidity, how there are no answers beyond personal impulse when it comes to consoling people about their inevitable visit to the great beyond.”

Kermode and Mayo’s Film Review (BBC Radio 5 Live) (1:34:48 – 1:40:20)
“an intoxicating experience” – Clarisse Loughrey

“moments of great tenderness and even humour” – Ayesha Hazarika

Film Review: ★★★★ “A highly original dramatic meditation built around attitudes to death… Die Tomorrow is the work of an artist and it has a flavour all its own.”

The Guardian: ★★★ “Die Tomorrow is about the most important subject there is; the subject that, as the years go by, we spend more and more of our time trying not to think about.”

The Digital Fix: 7/10 “None of us know if we are blessed enough to even see tomorrow, but the film encourages us to enjoy the time we do have within our grasp.”

Screen International: “Rarely has the subject of human mortality been treated with such playful dexterity”

Cinevue: ★★★★ “A beautiful tapestry about time, and how time works, Thamrongrattanarit strips away the fear that surrounds death by instilling the belief that we should live each day as if we were going to die tomorrow”

The Upcoming: ★★★★“Thai auteur Nawapol Thamrongrattanarit brings a bold and original approach to storytelling”

Bangkok Post: “Nawapol Thamronrattanarit tries to capture that rarefied feeling of the eternal fleetingness of life.”

 

Credits

Written and Directed by: Nawapol Thamrongrattanarit

Produced by: Donsaron Kovitvanitcha, Pacharin Surawatanapongs

Production: Very Sad Pictures

Edited by: Nawapol Thamrongrattanarit, Chonlasit Upanigkit

Cinematography: Niramon Ross

Music by: Pokpong Jitdee, Tongta Jitdee

Sound Design: Wantanee Arunyapongpaisal

Cast: Sunny Suwanmethanont, Patcha Poonpiriya, Sirat Intarachote, Rattanrat Eertaweekul, Morakot Liu, Kanyapak Wuttara, Chutimon Chuengcharoensukying, Violette Wautier, Koramit Vajarasthira, Chonnikan Netjui, Jarinporn Joonkiat, Kom Chauncheun

Running time: 75 mins

Certificate: 12A