Manta Ray

Phuttiphong Aroonpheng, Thailand/France/China

กระเบนราหู, 2018, 105 min, K16

A fatally wounded man is found in the forest in Thailand’s border area by a loner fisherman who nurtures him back to life. The mute man receives the name Tongchai after a classic pop star, and gradually gets entangled in the fisherman’s life. The visually intriguing film has dark undertones and is dedicated to the Rohingya refugees. The film won the award for best film at Venice Film Festival’s Orizzonti section.

Jenni Peisa

Thu 14.3. 20:15 Korjaamo Elokuvasali
Sat 16.3. 11:30 Korjaamo Elokuvasali + discussion


Directed and written by: Phuttiphong Aroonpheng. Producers: Mai Meksawan, Philippe Avril, Jakrawal Nilthamrong, Chatchai Chaiyon. Director of photography: Nawarophaat Rungphiboonsophit. Lead cast: Wanlop Rungkumjad, Aphisit Hama, Rasmee Wayrana. Language: Thai. DCP. Distribution: Jour2Fête.