Ciudad Autónoma de Buenos Aires
Agenda Cultural - Buenos Aires
Festivales de Buenos Aires

The Island Funeral

Viernes 15 a las 17:30 h Tickets sold out - Village Recoleta Room:2
Sábado 16 a las 13:15 h Tickets sold out - Village Recoleta Room:2
Martes 19 a las 18:30 h Tickets sold out - Village Caballito Room:8

Competition / Avant-Garde & Genre Competition

Premier latinoamericana

A young couple embark on a long trip to the city’s outskirts, but on their way, they discover that the world outside their car is more dangerous than they thought.

The art of filming people as though they were supernatural apparitions and nature itself as a dimension so otherworldly that it becomes animated an new is something we already knew from Thai cinema, thanks to films like Apichatpong Weerasethakul’s Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives. Pimpaka Towira creates an even subtler haunted atmosphere in order to tell the voyage of three friends from the big city (barely a memory in hyper-saturated flashes) to an island, through a territory where the political situation includes military men in motorcycles, Muslim temples, women with chador. “Did you know that they used to kill people here?,” one of the protagonists points out in front of an abandoned mesquite, and that violence, referred to almost as a legend, materializes in the form of cinema of a genre that superimposes bits of horror and ghosts that are too material in the almost total darkness of the rural landscape. MY 

Other title/s: Maha Samut Lae Susaan / El funeral de la isla
Year: 2015
Format: DCP
Color: Color
Minutes: 105


D: Pimpaka Towira G: Kong Rithdee, Pimpaka Towira
F: Phuttiphong Aroonpheng E: Harin Paesongthai, Benjarat Choonuan,
Uruphong Raksasad DA: Vikrom Janpanus S: Akritchalerm Kalayanamitr
P: Pimpaka Towira, Chatchai Chaiyon PE: Pimpaka Towira
CP: Extra Virgin I: Heen Sasithorn, Aukrit Pornsumpunsuk,
Yossawat Sittiwong, Pattanapong Sriboonrueang, Wanlop Rungkamjad


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Pimpaka Towira

She was born in Thailand in 1967, and trained at the University of Bangkok. She made her debut as a filmmaker in 2003 with the feature Husband.

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