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

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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.

"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."

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Venue City Date
Vancouver Int'l Film Festival Vancouver 1506571200September 28 - October 13, 2017
Nickelodeon Theatre Columbia 1505448000September 15, 2017
Fresno Filmworks Fresno 1504843200September 8, 2017
Landmark Midtown Art Cinema Atlanta 1501214400July 28 - August 3, 2017
Landmark Ken Cinema San Diego 1500609600July 21 - July 27, 2017
Landmark Chez Artiste Denver 1500609600July 21 - July 27, 2017
Landmark E Street Cinema Washington 1500609600July 21 - July 27, 2017
Landmark Lagoon Cinema Minneapolis 1500609600July 21 - July 27, 2017
Landmark Shattuck Cinemas Berkeley 1500004800July 14 - July 20, 2017
Landmark Opera Plaza Cinema San Francisco 1500004800July 14 - July 20, 2017
Music Box Theatre Chicago 1500004800July 14 - July 20, 2017
Center For Contemporary Arts Santa Fe 1500004800July 14 - July 20, 2017
Landmark Nuart Theatre Los Angeles 1499400000July 7 - July 13, 2017
Miami Dade College Tower Theater Miami 1499400000July 7 - July 13, 2017
Film Forum New York 1498622400June 28 - July 11, 2017


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