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March 28th – April 2nd, 2017 / Cinema Muzeul Țăranului & Cinema Elvire Popesco / the 7th edition

PAINTING WITH HISTORY IN A ROOM FILLED WITH PEOPLE WITH FUNNY NAMES 3

Directed by: 
KORAKRIT ARUNANONDCHAI
25'
Cinema Elvire Popesco - Thursday, March 30, 2017 - 18:00
Cinema Elvire Popesco - Sunday, April 2, 2017 - 15:30
Written by: 
Korakrit Arunanondchai
Cast: 
Chutatip Arunanondchai, Korakrit Arunanondchai, Korapat Arunanondchai, Suvit Arunanondchai, Varachit Nitibhon
Cinematography: 
Alex Gvojic, Rory Mulhere
Editing: 
Korakrit Arunanondchai
Sound: 
Harry Bornstein
Music: 
Harry Bornstein
Producer: 
Olivier Babin
Production: 
CARLOS/ISHIKAWA
Romanian Premiere
A full of energy and color (self-)potrait of the artist traveling freely between past and present, fiction and reality, science and dream, Painting With History in a Room Filled With People With Funny Names 3 explores the artist’s search for identity, at the meeting area between the East and the West. Thai Buddhism and Animism and a fair measure of technology and pop culture merge in a composite of hip-hop music video and religious ad lookalike, in a film that examines the place of spirituality in the age of globalization and digitalization, at a time when heaven is a simplified version of the world recorded in high definition and spirits have been replaced by drones. (Ioana Florescu, BIEFF 2017)
Director: 

Korakrit Arunanondchai

Korakrit Arunanondchai was born in 1986 in Thailand and currently lives and works in  New York and Bangkok. He graduated from Rhode Island School of Design in 2009 and went on to pursue a Master’s Degree at Columbia University which he graduated from in 2012. He also graduated from Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Maine. His work includes solo performances and exhibitions as well as the film trilogy Painting With History in a Room Filled With People With Funny Names

Contact: 
kkorakrit[at]gmail[dot]com
Festivals, awards: 
  • International Film Festival Rotterdam 2016 - Tiger Awards Competition for Short Films
  • 20th Biennale of Sydney 2016
  • The Jim Thompson Art Center Bangkok 2016
  • Ullens Center for Contemporary Art Beijing 2015
Director's statement:
Chantri is you and Chantri is me, so is the Garuda and the Naga. These are all qualities that exist in us and in the world we live in. After four years of 'collecting' memories and endless collaboration with my family and friends, I ended up with this 24 minute video. I got a lot from this experience and it has been one of the best things that had happened to me so I hope you will enjoy it. (Korakrit Arunanondchai)