Anocha Suwichakornpong

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Anocha Suwichakornpong, Graceland (still), 2006.

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Anocha Suwichakornpong

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July 1–31, 2021

Join us on e-flux Video & Film for an online screening of Anocha Suwichakornpong​'s short film Graceland (2006), streaming from Thursday, July 1 through Saturday, July 31, 2021. The film is presented alongside Suwichakornpong​'s Nightfall (2016), as part of the monthly series Staff picks.

One night in Bangkok, Jon meets a mysterious woman. Together, they embark on a journey to the foreign land — the human heart.

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Anocha Suwichakornpong is a filmmaker whose work is informed by the socio-political history of Thailand. Her films have been the subject of retrospectives at the Museum of the Moving Image, New York; TIFF Cinematheque, Toronto; Cinema Moderne, Montreal; and Olhar De Cinema, Brazil. By the Time It Gets Dark, Anocha’s second feature, premiered at Locarno Film Festival and was presented at festivals worldwide, including Toronto, BFI London, Viennale, and Rotterdam, and went on to win three Thailand National Film Awards including Best Picture and Best Director. In 2017, it was chosen as Thailand’s Oscar entry for Best Foreign Language Film. Mundane History, her first feature, won numerous awards including the Tiger Award at Rotterdam. Her third feature, Krabi 2562, co-directed with British filmmaker Ben Rivers, premiered at Locarno and is currently touring the festival circuit. She is a co-founder of the Bangkok-bassed production company Electric Eel Films. In 2017, together with Visra Vichit-Vadakan and Aditya Assarat, she founded Purin Pictures, an initiative to support Southeast Asian cinema. Currently, Anocha is a visiting lecturer at the Department of Art, Film, and Visual Studies at Harvard University.

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