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."
— Phil Hoad, The Guardian
"a work that is as profound as it is surreal... Mary is Happy, Mary is Happy is a genuine original."
— Tara Brady, The Irish Times