Fiche Film
Cinéma/TV
LONG Métrage | 2006
Syndromes and a Century
Titre original : Sang sattawat
Pays concerné : Thaïlande
Durée : 105 minutes
Type : fiction

Français

Il y a des cinéastes qui retournent sur leur enfance pour de beaux films d’ambiance, mais l’imaginatif maître thaï Apichatpong Weerasethakul retourne au temps avant que ses parents ne se rencontrent. Cependant, son enfance est aussi évoquée en deux parties. Une lumineuse partie pour sa mère et une part tendre et parfois bizarre pour son père.


2006, 1h45, Thaïlande, France, Autriche

Réalisateur
Apichatpong Weerasethakul

Sociétés de Production
Kick the Machine, Tifa Co. Ltd, Anna Sanders Films, New Crowned Hope

Ventes mondiales
Fortissimo Films

Distributeur
Fortissimo Films

Scénario
Apichatpong Weerasethakul

Acteurs
Nantarat Sawaddikul, Jaruchai Iamaram, Sophon Pukanok, Jenjira Pongpas, Arkanea Cherkam, Nu Nimsomboon, Sakda Kaewbuadee

Directeur de la photographie
Sayuombhu Mukdeeprom

Montage
Lee Chatametikool

Décors
Akekarat Homlaor

Son
Koichi Shimizu, Akritchalerm Kalayanamitr

Durée
1h45 min


FESTIVALS / PRIX / AWARDS / TELEVISIONS

IFFR Rotterdam, Hollande, 2007
> Sélection

English

Syndromes and a Century (Sang sattawat)
There are filmmakers who return to their childhood for beautiful atmospheric films, but the imaginative Thai master Apichatpong Weerasethakul returns to the time before his parents found each other. Yet his childhood is also evoked in two parts. A sunny part for his mother and a cool and occasionally bizarre part for his father.

Apichatpong Weerasethakul, a master in promoting modern film forms and mythical fantasies, shows in his latest film that he is also good at telling stories using different spaces. Alongside two protagonists the film also has two main locations. The first part of the film is set during the film maker’s childhood that he remembers as ideal, even though the protagonist is modelled on his mother as she was before he was born. The protagonist in the second part is inspired by the film maker’s father. But basically the story is, as said, told more through the locations than the characters. First there is the pleasant, sunny and verdant hospital of the female psychiatrist Toey (the later mother). Before that, Weerasethakul returned to the surroundings of his (early) childhood in Khon Kaen, a town in northeastern Thailand closer to the countryside of Laos than to Bangkok, and allowed the pastoral surroundings to shape the tone of these almost jovial sketches. In the second part, the film shifts considerably in time and space to a bleak present-day hospital in Bangkok. The surroundings do not just change the look of the film: the whole tone and approach become alienating. Within the special logic of Weerasethakul, it is therefore no surprise that the film ends beyond the present in a pretty scary vision of the future. (GjZ. IFFR, Holland)


Thailand, France, Austria, 2006

Director
Apichatpong Weerasethakul

Production company
Kick the Machine, Tifa Co. Ltd, Anna Sanders Films, New Crowned Hope

Sales
Fortissimo Films

Print source
Fortissimo Films

Scenario
Apichatpong Weerasethakul

Cast
Nantarat Sawaddikul, Jaruchai Iamaram, Sophon Pukanok, Jenjira Pongpas, Arkanea Cherkam, Nu Nimsomboon, Sakda Kaewbuadee

Photography
Sayuombhu Mukdeeprom

Editor
Lee Chatametikool

ArtDesign
Akekarat Homlaor

Sound
Koichi Shimizu, Akritchalerm Kalayanamitr

Length
1h45



FESTIVALS / PRIX / AWARDS / TELEVISIONS

IFFR Rotterdam, Hollande, 2007
> Nominee

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