VIENNA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL: OCTOBER 25 – NOVEMBER 8, 2018

REANGLAO JAK MEANGNUE

V' 06

REANGLAO JAK MEANGNUE

STORIES FROM THE NORTH

Uruphong Raksasad
Thailand, 2005
Documentaries, 88min, OmeU

REANGLAO JAK MEANGNUE

Uruphong Raksasad
Thailand, 2005
Documentaries, 88min, OmeU

Actors: 
Kon Chaitha
Sak Punkum
Tan Kongwan
Screenplay: 
Uruphong Raksasad
Sound: 
Uruphong Raksasad
Camera: 
Uruphong Raksasad
Editor: 
Uruphong Raksasad
Composer: 
Padang Bicycle Band

Production: 
Plapen 17/300 Moo 5, Klong 5 Klong Loung Pathumtanee 12120, Thailand T 06 615 1921 toyfilm@yahoo.com
World Sales: 
Plapen 17/300 Moo 5, Klong 5 Klong Loung Pathumtanee 12120, Thailand T 06 615 1921 toyfillm@yahoo.com
Format: 
Video (Betacam SP)
Color

Stories from the North evolved into its current form from a series of short documentaries made by director Uruphong Raksasad over a number of years. Now re-edited into an expansive feature, the footage forms a cinematic collage of life in the village in northern Thailand where he grew up. The film details everyday situations from the most fundamental and commonplace - the annual harvest, the absence of the younger generation who have left the village to work or study in the city - to more intriguing ones like the bicycle club formed by the village elders. Uruphong's roots in the village allow him to achieve a rare intimacy with his neighbors: While some footage is contemplative and observational, at other times his camera gets both literally and emotionally as close to his subject as could be. Uruphong Raksasad decided to make a film about the village where he was born after thinking of his project since graduating from university. Raksasad grew skeptical about an industry that pursues only for money and profits while he worked at Thai TV and a major studio.