Pop Aye

Directed by Kirsten Tan

Year: 2017
Running Time: 102
Color Type: Color
Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1
Country: Thailand, Singapore
Language: Thai with English Subtitles
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Pop Aye

Cast
Penpak Sirikul
Thaneth Warakulnukroh

Crew
Directed by Kirsten Tan
Writer Kirsten Tan
Produced by Anthony Chen, Weijie Lai, Wenhong Huang, Zhang Jianbin and Deng Li
Editor Lee Chatametikool
Cinematographer Chananun Chotrungroj


A successful Bangkok architect in the midst of a midlife crisis is reunited with an elephant he knew growing up. The two embark on a road trip to the man's childhood home in the idyllic Thai countryside. Along the way, they meet a colorful cast of characters that includes a pair of nonplussed local police officers, a forlorn transgender sex worker, and a mysteriously wise drifter. As the encounters mount and the bond between man and elephant deepens, filmmaker Kirsten Tan weaves a strikingly universal tale in this feature debut that won prizes (and hearts) at the Sundance and Rotterdam Film Festivals.

Reviews

"Unforgettable. Every character and relationship is imbued with a fascinating complexity."

"A quietly eloquent, crowdpleasing film."

"An engaging and charming road trip."

"A joy. Warm yet unsentimental."

"The thinking person’s feel-good film of the summer."



Awards

  • Special Jury Award for Screenwriting – Sundance Film Festival 2017

  • Big Screen Award – Rotterdam Film Festival 2017

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PLAYDATES

Venue City Date
Vancouver Int'l Film Festival Vancouver 1506571200September 28 - October 13, 2017
Alamo Drafthouse Winchester Winchester 1505880000September 20, 2017
Silk Screen Film Festival Pittsburgh 1505534400September 16 - September 24, 2017
Nickelodeon Theatre Columbia 1505448000September 15, 2017
Fresno Filmworks Fresno 1504843200September 8, 2017
Cornell Cinema Ithaca 1504670400September 6, 2017
The Mary Riepma Ross Media Arts Center Lincoln 1504238400September 1 - September 7, 2017
The Broadway Theatre Saskatoon 1504238400September 1 - September 7, 2017
The Princess Waterloo 1504152000August 31 - September 6, 2017
Middlebury New Filmmakers Festival Middlebury 1503806400August 27, 2017
Bytowne Cinema Ottawa 1503633600August 25 - August 29, 2017
Guild Cinema Albuquerque 1503028800August 18 - August 20, 2017
Belcourt Theatre Nashville 1503028800August 18 - August 24, 2017
Time & Space Limited Hudson 1502942400August 17 - 20, 24 - 27, September 2 - 3
Cinema505 Montclair 1502856000August 16 - August 20, 2017
Lark Theater Larkspur 1502424000August 11 - August 24, 2017
Lake Worth Playhouse Lake Worth 1502424000August 11 - August 17, 2017
Grand Illusion Cinema Seattle 1502424000August 11 - August 17, 2017
Celebration! Woodland Grand Rapids 1501819200August 4 - August 17, 2017
Celebration! Lansing & IMAX Lansing 1501819200August 4 - August 24, 2017
Cary Theater Cary 1501819200August 4 - August 13, 2017


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