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16th(2014)



Malaria and Mosquitoes

Pimpaka TOWIRA

  • Thailand
  • 2013
  • 24min
  • HD
  • color
  • 드라마

Synopsis
Nawda a Karen who lives on a Thai-Burmese border, wants to apply for a Thai ID card, a document that would help her get out of the limbo and find work in the city. She decides to sell a boat belonging to her late husband, even it is the only evidence to prove that he was a Karen who had worked as a paramilitary, and was shot while serving Thai force.


 

Program Note
The title sequences in the film reveal the appeal of this film at once. Soldiers in uniform sit around a table. It seems like the soldiers might start talking
 about serious matters, but they are deciding on who will go first and sing karaoke. A cheerful song of the Karen people begins with the beat of claps.
 And cut. After the title screen, the film begins. It’s a simple plot. After her soldier husband’s death, a young widow in a primitive Karen village near the
 Thai-Burmese border wants to sell the boat to get a Thai citizenship and go to the city. Her mother in law doesn’t like this idea. The soldiers in the title
 sequence are dead people in this story. The lyrical sceneries are very quixotic, and images of people, who seem like ghosts, are inserted throughout
 the film. Malaria and Mosquitoes feels like a short prologue to a longer work, but it is aesthetic, political, and above all, cinematic. [HWANG Miyojo]

Director

  • Pimpaka TOWIRAPimpaka TOWIRA

    Recognized as the first female Thai director by international critics, a pioneer on the independent film scene. She has been actively working as an independent filmmaker, producer, lecturer, and has been invited as a jury member for film festivals. Her latest works include My Father (2010), Terribly Happy (2010), The Mother (2012).

Credit

  • ProducerPimpaka TOWIRA
  • Cast Shaishai POW
  • Screenwriter Pimpaka TOWIRA
  • Cinematography Phuttiphong ARRONPHENG
  • Art director Vikrom JANPANUS
  • Editor Chaloemkiat SAEYONG
  • Sound Nopphalux KOSAKORN