Two fragments in a woman’s life. Maem is a young woman in the 1960s rural Thailand. Her clocksmith father imparts his philosophy onto his daughter, while tensions from the military dictatorship and communist rebels are rising. She is courted by two very different young men – a feeble rickshaw driver who is literally pushed aside by an ambitious and ruthless army chief. Fifty years later, the army chief has become a disgraced general. Maem nurses her abusive husband during his last days and looks back at her past filled with loss, suffering and joy. Beyond the nostalgia of Maem’s life, Anatomy of Time is also a tangible interpretation of a generation that is slowly fading. On one level, a deeply felt story of a woman, and on another, that of a country’s tragic past and its exploited people.
His work spans from short films, documentary films to video installations and feature films. The themes of his work often relate to Eastern philosophy in contemporary context and local history of specific environments to establish dialogue among multiple perspectives. His first narrative feature film Vanishing Point won the Hivos Tiger Award at 2015 International Film Festival Rotterdam.
Filmography: Anatomy of Time (2021, D'A 2022), Kamjorn sankwan (short, 2018), Vanishing Point (2015), Stone Cloud (short, 2014), Zero Gravity (short, 2013), Immortal Woman (short, 2010), Unreal Forest (2010), Man and Gravity: Plateau (short, 2009), Man and Gravity (short, 2008), Orchestra (short, 2007), A Voyage of Foreteller (short, 2007), Patterns of Transcendence (short film, 2006)