The Island Funeral (Maha samut lae susaa) (2015)

26th March 2022
Saturday 4:00pm - 6:00pm

Venue:

Oldham Theatre

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Description:

Friends of AFA members may bring a friend for free by choosing the “General + Friends of AFA” option that covers one pair of tickets. 

Director: Pimpaka Towira
Runtime: 105 minutes
Country: Thailand
Language: Thai
Rating: PG 

Award

ASIAN FUTURE BEST FILM AWARD
Tokyo International Film Festival 2015

ASIAN NEW TALENT AWARD (Best Cinematography)
Shanghai International Film Festival 2016

FIPRESCI PRIZE
Hong Kong International Film Festival 2016

Synopsis

Following three protagonists from Bangkok, The Island Funeral artfully frames Thailand’s fragmented political sphere in the form of a road trip to the heavily militarised southern province of Pattani. Two Muslim siblings—accompanied by their non-Muslim friend and, later on, a mysterious Thai soldier—navigate the anxious and unforgiving landscape torn by rebellion, only to discover a remote island on the cusp of fantasy and reality.

As tensions mount in the political heat, the three friends are confronted with their own prejudices and ruminations of gender, religion, and ethnicity. In the surreal quietude of the winding river and the rural forest, an imagined community emerges—mapless and without boundaries.


For the full Reframe: INLAND, ISLAND programme, please visit the main programme page here.

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Important Notice:
Measures will be taken to ensure the health and safety of all patrons at Oldham Theatre. This includes wearing a mask at all times for both staff and patrons and observance of social distancing around the theatre. From 3 November 2021, an individual is cleared for entry at Oldham Theatre if they fulfill any of the below criteria:
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