Wonderful Town

(Aditya Assarat, Thailand 2007, 92 mins)

In a rural community following the aftermath of the tsunami, Na runs a small hotel. One day Ta arrives, an architect from the city who has come to oversee the building of a new development. A friendship between them develops, growing into something more romantic. But this flash of happiness is too painful for some of the town-folk and in particular, Na’s brother. As they conspire to destroy the love affair, it raises the question of whether the bitter town can ever be wonderful again.

★ Winner ★ 

 

2008 Rotterdam Intl Film Festival
/ VPRO Tiger Award