Dreamlike and spellbinding Thai filmmaker Phuttiphong Aroonpheng’s debut feature film is a hypnotic tale of displacement and friendship and a powerful parable on the refugee crisis. Thousands of Rohingya refugees who drowned at sea wash up on the shore of a small seaside Thai community. A local fisherman finds an injured mute man and takes him in, nursing him back to health. A beautiful friendship blossoms between the two men, but the past comes back to haunt them in Aroonpheng’s intoxicating film, winner of the Orizzonti Award at the Venice Film Festival.
In Thai with English subtitles.
Fiction Feature Competition
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