POP AYE

by Kirsten Tan
POP AYE

Informations

Nation: Singapore, Thailand

Year: 2017

Length: 104'

35° TORINO FILM FESTIVAL

Section:

Synopsis

The rapid-paced changes gripping the world leaves an elephant cold. Maybe that’s why Thana, freshly unemployed Bangkok architect, is so attached to his childhood buddy Pop Aye, purchasing him from a street vendor and heading out for his native village with his portly pachyderm – away from the noise, stress and competition of the capital.

Director

Kirtsten Tan

Kirtsten Tan

Kirsten Tan (Singapore) presented her works at film festivals in Singapore, Rotterdam, Toronto, and Busan. Spotlighted by CNN’s “Ones to Watch,” she has received numerous international awards, including Best Southeast Asian Short Film for Dahdi (2014), and Best Director for Fonzi (2007) at the Singapore International Film Festival. Her debut feature, Pop Aye, developed at Berlinale Talents, TorinoFilmLab, where it won the Production Award, and Cannes Atelier.

Filmography:
Fonzi (cm, 2007), Dahdi (cm, 2014), Pop Aye (2017).

Cast and Credits

regia, sceneggiatura/director, screenplay
Kirsten Tan
fotografia/cinematography
Chananun Chotrungroj
montaggio/film editing
Lee Chatametikool
scenografia/production design
Rasiguet Sookkarn
costumi/costume design
Visa Kongka
musica/music
Matthew James Kelly
suono/sound
Lim Ting Li
interpreti e personaggi/cast and characters
Bong (Pop Aye), Thaneth Warakulnukroh (Thana), Penpak Sirikul (Bo), Chaiwat Khumdee (Dee), Yukontorn Sukkijja (Jenny), Narong Pongpab (Peak)
produttori/producers
Lai Weijie, Deng Li, Zhang Jianbin, Huang Wenhong
coproduttore/coproducer
Soros Sukhum

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contatti/contacts
Cercamon
Sebastien Chesneau
sebastien@cercamon.biz
www.cercamon.biz

Director statement

“I believe that life is – and has always been – simultaneously tragic and comic. It only depends on the perspective and distance with which one is watching events unfold. In my films, this inadvertent mixing of tragedy and comedy is important, because that is the truth of life. There’s something both intimate yet distanced, warm yet cold. In Pop Aye, one moment something is very serious and, the next moment, it appears frivolous. Which is it really? It is neither and both because life is sad and beautiful at once, and time is the only constant, yet ever-changing.” 

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The rapid-paced changes gripping the world leaves an elephant cold. Maybe that’s why Thana, freshly unemployed Bangkok architect, is so attached to his childhood buddy Pop Aye, purchasing him from a street vendor and heading out for his native village with his portly pachyderm – away from the noise, stress and competition of the capital.

Director All about direction

Kirtsten Tan

Kirtsten Tan

Kirsten Tan (Singapore) presented her works at film festivals in Singapore, Rotterdam, Toronto, and Busan. Spotlighted by CNN’s “Ones to Watch,” she has received numerous international awards, including Best Southeast Asian Short Film for Dahdi (2014), and Best Director for Fonzi (2007) at the Singapore International Film Festival. Her debut feature, Pop Aye, developed at Berlinale Talents, TorinoFilmLab, where it won the Production Award, and Cannes Atelier.

Filmography:
Fonzi (cm, 2007), Dahdi (cm, 2014), Pop Aye (2017).

Cast and Credits Discover the cast of the film

regia, sceneggiatura/director, screenplay
Kirsten Tan
fotografia/cinematography
Chananun Chotrungroj
montaggio/film editing
Lee Chatametikool
scenografia/production design
Rasiguet Sookkarn
costumi/costume design
Visa Kongka
musica/music
Matthew James Kelly
suono/sound
Lim Ting Li
interpreti e personaggi/cast and characters
Bong (Pop Aye), Thaneth Warakulnukroh (Thana), Penpak Sirikul (Bo), Chaiwat Khumdee (Dee), Yukontorn Sukkijja (Jenny), Narong Pongpab (Peak)
produttori/producers
Lai Weijie, Deng Li, Zhang Jianbin, Huang Wenhong
coproduttore/coproducer
Soros Sukhum

**
contatti/contacts
Cercamon
Sebastien Chesneau
sebastien@cercamon.biz
www.cercamon.biz

Director statement Read more

“I believe that life is – and has always been – simultaneously tragic and comic. It only depends on the perspective and distance with which one is watching events unfold. In my films, this inadvertent mixing of tragedy and comedy is important, because that is the truth of life. There’s something both intimate yet distanced, warm yet cold. In Pop Aye, one moment something is very serious and, the next moment, it appears frivolous. Which is it really? It is neither and both because life is sad and beautiful at once, and time is the only constant, yet ever-changing.”