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Wonderful Town

Wonderful Town

Directed by Aditya Assarat
ISBN:
738329061128
$29.95
Description

Set in the seaside resort town of Takua Pa in the wake of the devastating 2004 Tsunami, Wonderful Town follows Ton, a young Bangkok architect dispatched to oversee a construction project. He settles into a small hotel and begins a secret affair with Na, the shy, pretty owner. But as the young couple's romance flourishes, rumors and jealousy spread, and the true toll of the catastrophe that brought them together comes to the surface.

Wonderful Town premiered at the 2007 Busan International Film Festival, where it was awarded both the festival's top prize and a New Currents Award. It also won a prestigious Tiger Award at the 2008 International Film Festival Rotterdam.

In Thai with English subtitles.

 

Specs

Publisher: 
Kino
Publication Date: 
2009
Format: 
DVD
Reviews

It’s no small feat to pull off as sweet and sensitive a romance as that between Na and Ton, and something rarer yet to suffuse such affections into a poem of wounded landscape.

— Nathan Lee, New York Times Critic's Pick
About the Author(s)

Aditya Assarat is a Thai independent film director, screenwriter, producer and cinematographer. He has been honored for his work at multiple international film festivals.