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100 Times Reproduction of Democracy

Rating: M18

Synopsis

In 2013, the filmmaker’s ownership of a work was revoked by his commissioners. In response, he distributed 100 copies of the award certificate and re-rendered the film 100 times on DVD, the quality of each successive version increasingly degraded until the original work became unrecognisable. Each DVD was sold as an edition of the film for 100 baht.

The performance is compared to the replacement of the Khana Ratsadon plaque—a symbol of democracy in Thailand — with a royalist plaque after it mysteriously vanishes. But it is resurrected in various guises and contexts, including the aforementioned DVD. By destabilising the notion of authenticity, this tongue-in- cheek docufiction embraces meaning-making from below as resistance in an authoritarian regime.

Details

Director:

Chulayarnnon Siriphol

Country:

Thailand

Duration:

115 Mins

Rating:

M18 (Mature Content)

Year:

2020

Language(s):

Thai

Showtimes

Cinema

04 Dec 2020, Friday, 9:30pm

Oldham Theatre

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Film Credits

Director

Thai artist and filmmaker Chulayarnnon Siriphol’s short film Vanishing Horizon of the Sea received the Special Mention at the 2014 SGIFF. In 2018, his short film Planetarium premiered at Cannes as part of the anthology, 10 Years Thailand, and Birth of Golden Snail was screened in competition at last year’s SGIFF.

Cast & Crew

Producer:

Chulayarnnon Siriphol

Cast:

Chulayarnnon Siriphol
Farida Jiraphan