BANGKOK IN THE EVENING
| SHORT FILM |

 

 

SPECIFICATIONS

English Title : Bangkok In The Evening
Original Title: Krung Thep Ton Yen Yen

Running Time: 16 minutes
Genre: Experimental Documentary
Audio: Sound
Language: No Dialogue
Format: DV
Year: 2004


CAST & CREW

Director: Sompot Chidgasornpongse

Camera: Nitiphong Thintupthai, Prinn Vadhanavira, Virapol Phdungchevit, Zart Tancharoern, Thunska Punsittivorkul, Sompot Chidgasornpongse


SYNOPSIS

 

In Bangkok, the city where everything is moving and changing fast, where all activities happen concurrently and continuously, there's a time, in the evening, when everything comes to a pause and everyone seems to leave the world behind.

 

'Bangkok In The Evening' was shot from various locations around Bangkok, only 40 seconds a day, using 6 cameramen. Our daily routine, stopping for the national anthem, is put in a new perspective, forcing us to question it and look at it more closely. The film can be viewed as a requiem or a love serenade for my beloved Bangkok.


SELECTED SCREENINGS


2017 'Metaphors: An evening of sound and moving image with Kick the Machine’, Bangkok CityCity Gallery, Bangkok, Thailand

2017 ‘Globalized Thailand? Connectivity, Conflict, and Conundrums of Thai Studies’, The 13th International Conference on Thai Studies, Chiang Mai, Thailand
2016 ‘Are We There Yet?’, DAM’N Cine Club, Bangkok, Thailand

2015 Asian Arts Space Network Exhibition, South Korea

2014 Antitube, Canada

2012 ’TRACES: A video art and photography exhibition reinvestigates social memory in Southeast Asia’, Jim Thompson Art Center, Bangkok, Thailand

2011 Hotel L. 140 Project, Paris, France

2011 'City Net Asia 2011', Seoul Museum of Art, Seoul, Korea

2010 ‘Visions: Realism in Asia’, Singapore Art Museum, Singapore

2009 The 55th International Short Film Festival Oberhausen, Germany

2006 Cityzoms:  Hannover, Germany

2006 Curtas Vila do Conde International Film Festival, Portugal

2006 REC ROOM : Videotage, Hong Kong

2006 REDCAT: Bangkok Democrazy, CA, USA

2006 Digital Film Show Case at Siam Paragon, Thailand

2005 The 4th Bangkok Experimental Film Festival, Bangkok, Thailand

2005 ‘Movie Inspirations’, Bangkok, Thailand

2005 ‘Re-write the City’, Bangkok, Thailand

2005 ‘In Between Art Project’, Thailand


SELECTED REVIEWS


"Sompot Chidgasornpongse’s 'Krung thep thon yen yen' (Bangkok in the Evening) examines

the quotidian architecture of sovereignty, the hard effects of soft power, in the same civil obedience."


-The 55th International Short Film Festival Oberhausen, Germany