New Asian Currents [THAILAND]

March of Time

- THAILAND / 2000 / No dialogue / Color / Video / 19 min

Director, Producer: Uruphong Raksasad
Source: Kick the Machine
44/17 Ladprao 15, Jatujak, Bangkok 10900 THAILAND
Phone: 662-938-4460 Fax: 662-938-5646
E-mail: kickthemachine@yahoo.com

Starting out as a quiet observation of an old farmer’s life in northern Thailand, the film sublimates to a dream of imagination. An old man lives alone with his dog in a shack by his fields, tending his vegetables and water buffalo, eating simply and surrounded by the sounds of wind, rain, and chirping birds. One night, there’s an intruder....

[Director’s Statement] When I decided to make this film, it was like a ticket that would take me back to my hometown. Every shot in this film had already been in my heart for a long time.

I made March of Time when I graduated from Thammasat University. My friends shot film in Bangkok, the city to which they belong. I studied in Bangkok but I spent my childhood in Chiangrai, the northernmost city in Thailand. I went to Srisawang village and approached an old man named Gone, asking his permission to film his life.


- Uruphong Raksasad

Born in Chiangrai, Thailand in 1977. Graduated from Thammasat University in 2000, where he majored in film and photography. Other works include Paper Bird (1999). March of Time was invited to the Pusan Asian Short Film Festival 2001 and won the Vichitmatra Award at the 4th Thai Short Film and Video Festival 2000. Short film March of Time 2 took the Excellence Award in the student short film section at Thailand Best 2000.

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