- Japan Premiere
Happy Old Year
Director: Nawapol THAMRONGRATTANARIT
2019｜Thailand｜110min｜Language: Thai｜Subtitles: English, Japanese
|3/7 (Sat)||12:00 *Sold Out||Cine Libre Umeda 4|
|3/12 (Thu)||13:10||ABC Hall|
- Chutimon CHUENGCHAROENSUKYING
After spending time in Sweden, Jean returns to Thailand with a madness for minimalism and the desire to convert her house into a home office. It will be a big task because the space she uses is a former music studio that her brother and mother still live in so there are three lifetimes worth of objects to remove and Jean has to go through everything. Our mini-Marie Kondo gets off to a ruthless start but soon begins to analyse the value of various items and this is where the drama comes in as she comes across items that belong to her family and friends and ex-boyfriend, and those items bring back memories. "More emo, more problems", Jean says as she tries to junk stuff but this film shows with rich detail in props and set design, perfect framing and editing, a modern life with all its ties and characteristics, warmth and sadness, and how these qualities in an item cannot be trashed so easily.