The Songs of Rice

Pleng khong kao

Showings

St. Anthony Main Theatre 2 Wed, Apr 15, 2015 3:00 PM
St. Anthony Main Theatre 2 Mon, Apr 20, 2015 3:45 PM
St. Anthony Main Theatre 2 Mon, Apr 27, 2015 7:10 PM
Film Info
Premiere Status:Minnesota Premiere
English Title:The Songs of Rice
Program:Documentaries
Competition: Documentary Feature
Cine Global
Tags:Documentary
Society & Culture
Travel
Best of Fest
Voice Category:Film on the Fringe
Release Year:2014
Runtime:75
Type:Documentary Feature
Festivals & Awards:FIPRESCI Prize - Rotterdam International Film Festival
Country/Region:Thailand
Language:Thai
Print Source:Mosquito Films
Trailer:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SNvJcpbLl7A
Cast/Crew
Director:Uruphong Raksasad
Producer:Pimpaka Towira
Cinematographer:Uruphong Raksasad
Editor:Uruphong Raksasad
Screenwriter:Uruphong Raksasad
Kriengsak Wittayaaniwat

Description

Award-winning director Uruphong Raksasad (Agrarian Utopia, Stories From the North) caps off his rice trilogy with a visual record of rice culture and its influences on the people in Northern Thailand.

Through a lyrical structure, this non-narrative documentary evokes the propulsive rhythms of life in the rice fields: a hula-hooping grandma, water buffalo races, kids hunting rodents in the fields, and a fireworks festival with a dazzling display of design and pyrotechnics. Lavishly shot and mesmerizing from start to finish.