MARY is happy, mary is happy

A film by Nawapol Thamrongrattanarit

Thailand 2013 | 127 mins

Drama | 15 | Thai

Theatrical release: 21 Nov 2014

Social media and film collide in this cinematic first: an adaptation of a Twitter stream consisting of 410 consecutive tweets. A beautifully crafted coming-of-age story following the poignant and absurdly comic tribulations of a teenage girl.

Winner: NETPAC Best Asia Film prize at Taipei Golden Horse Film Festival 2013.

Official selection: Venice Film Festival 2013, Busan International Film Festival 2013, International Film Festival Rotterdam 2014.

"A timeless coming of age tale lurks beneath the modern meta-commentary in this Thai teen tale."   

                                     

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 — Phil Hoad, The Guardian

 

"a work that is as profound as it is surreal... Mary is Happy, Mary is Happy is a genuine original."

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— Tara Brady, The Irish Times