Pop Aye (DVD)
Directed by Kirsten Tan
Pop Aye (DVD)
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."
"The thinking person’s feel-good film of the summer."
Special Jury Award for Screenwriting – Sundance Film Festival 2017
Big Screen Award – Rotterdam Film Festival 2017
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