Monday, December 1, 2008

Citizen Dog (2004)

Citizen Dog (2004)

December 4th, 6:30PM in Garland 104 (2441 E. Hartford)

In the past decade Thai cinema has experienced an explosion of new creativity and international recognition. Like Last Life in the Universe the previous Thai film shown in this series, Citizen Dog is a product of this change.

One of the most widely viewed Thai films in the United States is a visually stunning Thai version of the American Western called Tears of the Black Tiger, the first Thai film to be an official selection at Cannes. The director for that film and Citizen Dog is Wisit Sasanatieng and he would impart this, his second film with every bit the visual spectacle of Tears while also delivering a engaging story and characters.

The story centers around the character of a young man from the country who comes to the city for work. Later he falls in love and tries to understand what his existence is all about. This light comedy with surrealistic overtones deals with issues of society and life in a relaxed manner typical of Thai cinema.

Thailand, Director Wisit Sasanatieng. Staring Mahasamut Boonyaruk, Saengthong Gate-Uthong, and Sawatwong Palakawong Na Autthaya. In Thai with English subtitles, 104 minutes.

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