MARY IS HAPPY, MARY IS HAPPY

by Nawapol Thamrongrattanarit
MARY IS HAPPY, MARY IS HAPPY - MARY È FELICE, MARY È FELICE

Informations

Nation: Thailand

Year: 2013

Length: 125'

31° TORINO FILM FESTIVAL

Section:

Synopsis

Mary is a senior in high school: as graduation approaches, she has to face the inevitable changes affecting her relationship and her friendships. The situation spins out of control after a series of unexplainable and random events happen to her. Mary understands that the only way she can go on is to give sense to her life.

Director

Nawapol Thamrongrattanarit

Nawapol  Thamrongrattanarit

Nawapol Thamrongrattanarit (1984) is an author, screenwriter, and director from Thailand. While he was still a university student, he started working as a self-taught film director, making several short films. His debut feature 36 (2012) won several awards in some of the most prestigious festivals in Asia, and also participated to the Rotterdam Film Festival. Mary Is Happy, Mary Is Happy was made thanks to the support of the Biennale College of the Venice Film Festival.

Filmography:
36 (2012), Mary Is Happy, Mary Is Happy (2013).

Cast and Credits

REGIA, SCENEGGIATURA
Nawapol Thamrongrattanarit
FOTOGRAFIA
Pairach Khumwan
MONTAGGIO
Chonlasit Upanigkit
SCENOGRAFIA
Rasiguet Sookkarn
COSTUMI
Phim U-Mari
MUSICA
Somsiri Sangkaew
INTERPRETI E PERSONAGGI
Patcha Poonpiriya (Mary), Chonnikan Netjui (Suri)
PRODUTTORE
Aditya Assarat
PRODUZIONE
Pop Pictures Co. Ltd.
COPRODUZIONE
Biennale College - Cinema, Torino Film Lab
DISTRIBUZIONE
Pop Pictures Co. Ltd.

Director statement

“This film is an experiment to find a new way to tell a story. Being a professional script writer, I’m used to being in control. But adapting the Twitter stream of someone I’ve never met into a film, the challenge was to take a series of random, often meaningless daily events and form them into a coherent narrative. I chose a section of 410 consecutive Tweets. I used all of them as they were written, without skipping any nor changing their order. […] I think the result comments on the unpredictable nature of daily life in the contemporary world.”

Synopsis Learn more

Mary is a senior in high school: as graduation approaches, she has to face the inevitable changes affecting her relationship and her friendships. The situation spins out of control after a series of unexplainable and random events happen to her. Mary understands that the only way she can go on is to give sense to her life.

Director All about direction

Nawapol Thamrongrattanarit

Nawapol  Thamrongrattanarit

Nawapol Thamrongrattanarit (1984) is an author, screenwriter, and director from Thailand. While he was still a university student, he started working as a self-taught film director, making several short films. His debut feature 36 (2012) won several awards in some of the most prestigious festivals in Asia, and also participated to the Rotterdam Film Festival. Mary Is Happy, Mary Is Happy was made thanks to the support of the Biennale College of the Venice Film Festival.

Filmography:
36 (2012), Mary Is Happy, Mary Is Happy (2013).

Cast and Credits Discover the cast of the film

REGIA, SCENEGGIATURA
Nawapol Thamrongrattanarit
FOTOGRAFIA
Pairach Khumwan
MONTAGGIO
Chonlasit Upanigkit
SCENOGRAFIA
Rasiguet Sookkarn
COSTUMI
Phim U-Mari
MUSICA
Somsiri Sangkaew
INTERPRETI E PERSONAGGI
Patcha Poonpiriya (Mary), Chonnikan Netjui (Suri)
PRODUTTORE
Aditya Assarat
PRODUZIONE
Pop Pictures Co. Ltd.
COPRODUZIONE
Biennale College - Cinema, Torino Film Lab
DISTRIBUZIONE
Pop Pictures Co. Ltd.

Director statement Read more

“This film is an experiment to find a new way to tell a story. Being a professional script writer, I’m used to being in control. But adapting the Twitter stream of someone I’ve never met into a film, the challenge was to take a series of random, often meaningless daily events and form them into a coherent narrative. I chose a section of 410 consecutive Tweets. I used all of them as they were written, without skipping any nor changing their order. […] I think the result comments on the unpredictable nature of daily life in the contemporary world.”