DESEASES AND A HUNDRED YEAR PERIOD
| SHORT FILM |

 

 

SPECIFICATIONS

English Title : Diseases And A Hundred Year Period
Original Title: Roke Rai Nai Rob Neung Roi Pee

Running Time: 20 minutes
Genre: Experimental Documentary
Audio: Sound
Language: Thai
Subtitles: English
Format: DV
Year: 2008


CAST & CREW

Director: Sompot Chidgasornpongse

Co-Writer: Panu Trivej
Additional Camera: Ki Jin Kim


SYNOPSIS

 

'Syndromes and a Century' by Apichatpong Weerasethakul, a film that I worked on as a second assistant director, was censored in Thailand. This short is my response to the situation.

 

Using blown-up, fractured images from the six banned scenes in 'Syndromes and a Century', the film acts as a report on the absurdity of this censorship while ironically exploring the fragmented history of Thailand.


SELECTED SCREENINGS


2016 ‘Are We There Yet?’, DAM’N Cine Club, Bangkok, Thailand
2016 ’Weaving The Asian Democracy’, Casa Asia in Loop, South Korea

2014 ‘The Mirror and Monitor of Democracy’, Asian Art Space Network, South Korea

2004 ‘Censorship The 7th Move on Asia' , Gallery Loop, Seoul, South Korea

2011 ‘Syndromes and a Century’, Survivance DVD, France

2010 Harpur Cinema, Binghamton University, NY, USA

2009 the Rio de Janeiro International Short Film Festival– Curta Cinema, Brazil

2009 The 7th Signes de Nuit Festival, Paris, France (in competition)

2009 The 6th Indielisboa International Independent Film Festival, Portugal

2009 'Six Degrees of Separation' program, Bangkok, Thailand

2009 The 38th International Film Festival Rotterdam, The Netherlands

2009 Filmvirus ‘WideType’, 13th anniversary exhibition, Jamjuree Art Gallery, Thailand

2008 Viennale: Vienna International Film Festival, Austria

2008 The 12th Thai Short Film and Video Festival, Bangkok, Thailand (opening Film)


SELECTED REVIEWS


"Essay film about the censorship of Apichatpong Weerasethakul's 'Syndromes and a Century'. The censored scenes, which he blacked out and scratched in Thailand, are paraphrased here. A political statement in an original form. The form that is in itself political, because it's also the form and not only the substance of the sex that was censored."

 

-The 38th International Film Festival Rotterdam, The Netherlands