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Phuttiphong Aroonpheng

A tale of heaven, 2011


My mother dreamed that my late father came back home to see her. She strongly believes that it wasn’t a dream.

Director’s statement
While I was in Japan for researching an Japanese avant-garde film in 2010 I received the saddest phone call from my mother who told me that my father, who had been sick from liver cancer, had passed away peacefully. A few days before he died, I talked to him on the phone and he said, “I want my ashes to be scattered in the forest.” I replied to him with my tear flows “You will be alright.”

I didn’t even go back for his funeral. I began shooting this film which I had only an image of ashes and a forest, hoping that this film can cure me of my pain.

2011 – Special mention International Short Film Festival of Cyprus, Cyprus


2011 – 40th Festival du nouveau cinema, Montreal Canada

– International Short Film Festival of Cyprus, Cyprus

– 19th Curtas Vila do CondeInternational Film Festival, Portugal

– 9th International Festival Signes de Nuit, Paris France

– 9th International Film Festival of Asian Pacific countries Pacific Meridian,

Vladivostok Russia

– Vienna Independent Shorts, Vienna Austria

– 13th Videonale, Kunstmuseum Bonn, Bonn Germany

– 40th International Film Festival Rotterdam, Rotterdam Netherlands

2010 – Recontres Internationales Paris, Center Pompidou, Paris France

– 22nd Aguilar De Campoo Short Film Festival, Spain

– 25FPS Experimental Film and Video Festival, Zagreb Croatia

– The 8th Asiana International Short Film Festival, Seoul South Korea

– The 8th World Film Festival of Bangkok, Bangkok Thailand

– 6th Singapore Short Film Festival, The substation Theatre, Singapore

– 27th International Short Film Festival Hamburg, Hamburg Germany

– Fukuoka Independent Film Festival, Fukuoka Japan

– Thai Short Film and Video Festival, Bangkok Thailand

Super 8 transfer to Beta SP/ 6mins/ Color/ Stereo

Phuttiphong Aroonpheng was born in Bangkok in 1976. He obtained B.F.A at Silpakorn University. He is particularly interested in avant-garde and experimental film. Phuttiphong’s films have been showed both international film festivals and art exhibitions, including the International Film Festival...
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  1. Jil Soares says:

    A Epifânia ás vezes nos chega como um espectro nos nossos desertos.

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