Happy Old Year

2019 / 114' / Thailand / In Thai with Chinese and English Subtitles / Color

Premiered at the 2020 Rotterdam International Film Festival
Winner of the Grand Prix best picture award at the Osaka Asian Film Festival.

Synopsis

Jean wants to convert her place into a home office and she needs to seriously declutter and reorganize her entire house. Anything that has been lying around unused, she just simply ditches. However, Jean faces a great challenge when she comes across some items that belonged to Aim, her ex-boyfriend. Although she has no use for the items, each one reminds her of a story that brings back memories, along with unresolved feelings that cannot be easily discarded by just dumping them into the garbage bin. Jean has to decide what to do with Aim’s stuff. Should she just throw everything, keep everything, or return the items to their rightful owner to clear them completely from her house and her heart?

Dir: Nawapol Thamrongrattanarit

Cast: Chutimon Chuengcharoensukying, Sunny Suwanmethanont

36-year old Thai filmmaker, writer and screenwriter Nawapol Thamrongrattanarit, has worked as a director for both advertising and independent film production. His debut feature film 36, a combination of only in 36 shots, was awarded at Busan IFF and screened at many film festivals around the world. His second, Mary Is Happy, was shown at the Venice Biennale. Die Tomorrow, is a collection of short stories or interviews, based on or otherwise inspired by newspaper stories about tragic or bizarre deaths. His famous work, Heart Attack, is an outstanding film and hit a big box office considering its extremely low budget, which went on to win 7 prizes by the Thailand National Film Association Awards.

Ticketing for film screenings will start from 20 March (Fri), 10 am on Cinematheque.Passion official website.