Anocha Suwichakornpong’s film Graceland (2006) was the first Thai short film to be selected for the Cannes Film Festival. She co-directed the trilogy Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner (2010) with two other Asian female directors, and co-founded a production house in Bangkok – Electric Eel Films. Suwichakornpong’s upcoming film, By the Time It Gets Dark, is being produced with support from Thailand’s ministry of culture and the Prince Claus Fund from CineMart at the International Film Festival Rotterdam.
On Air: Anocha Suwichakornpong The ikono On Air Festival is showing Anocha Suwichakornpong's Passenger (2012). This film was made in response to an invitation from Olafur Eliasson to create a short film about light, life, energy, and his Little Sun lamp.
BioBorn in Thailand in 1976, Anocha Suwichakornpong, also known as “Mai”, spent the nineties living in England where she received her BA and MA. In 2006, she graduated from an MFA film programme at Columbia University, New York, where she was a recipient of a Hollywood Foreign Press Association Fellowship. That same year, Anocha attended the Berlinale Talent Campus. Her feature-length script, “The White Room”, was among the fifteen scripts chosen to participate in their Script Clinic. In 2010, it also received PanStar Cruise Award at Pusan Promotion Plan (PPP) at Pusan International Film Festival.
Links - Anocha Suwichakornpong at IMDB - Anocha Suwichakornpong on Wikipedia - Electric Eel Films - Anocha Suwichakornpong
VideosInterview with Anocha Suwichakornpong Interview with Anocha Suwichakornpong, the director of MUNDANE HISTORY - a 2010 Director's Screen Project film บทสัมภาษณ์ อโนชา สุวิชากรพงศ์ ผู้กำกับเรื่อง เจ้านกกระจอก ภาพยนตร์ในโครงการ ไดเรคเตอร์สกรีน 2553 Release date in Thailand: 5/08/2010 "Mundane History" (Official Trailer) Debut feature directed by Anocha Suwichakornpong. VPRO Tiger Award - International Film Festival Rotterdam 2010. Best Film - Transilvania Int'l Film Festival 2010. Trailer: Overseas (โพ้นทะเล) Official Selection 65th Locarno Film Festival 2012 A short film by Wichanon Somumjarn and Anocha Suwichakornpong Duration: 16 min Producer: Maenum Chagasik Script: Anocha Suwichakonpong Cinematographer: Wichanon Somumjarn Art Director: Chulayarnnon Siriphol Sound: Sorayos Prapapan Kissing in public (By Anocha Suwichakornpong) Kissing in Public is an ongoing project which invites residents in Thailand to perform the act of, well, kissing in public. Wed like you to film this and share it with all of us. Check out our little short film that kicked start the project. KIP is an exercise in socio-cultural politics. At the time where all the eyes in Thailand and the media focus on national politics, wed like to open up space, not only for debates, but real practices, on how the personal can and should be political, especially at this transitional period in Thai history.
Curators' SpecialPart of the curatorial selection of Olafur Eliasson