Film Review: Mary is Happy, Mary is Happy (2013) by Nawapol Thamrongrattanarit

Film Review: Mary is Happy, Mary is Happy (2013) by Nawapol Thamrongrattanarit
Nawapol Thamrongrattanarit’s sophomore feature “Mary is Happy, Mary is Happy” is one of the first films based entirely on the twitter feed by an existing user of the platform. Using 410 consecutive tweets by the user @marylony as its inspiration, this Venice Biennale-funded feature tells the universal and relatable story of growing up, falling in love, and moving on while trying to make the ultimate minimal school yearbook.

Nawapol Thamrongrattanarit manages to take the seemingly random tweets by the user @marylony and create a cohesive piece of cinema while staying as authentic as possible to their varying tone. He does this difficult task by creating small vignettes out of sets of tweets, all of which are shown either on a black screen or as subtitles, with each of them ending up showing a different aspect of the multifaceted person that is the original Twitter user, and by extension, the film’s main character.
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International Trailer for Thai Film 'Die Tomorrow' Playing at Berlinale

"It's always just a normal day." Watch the first international trailer for this new film from Thailand titled Die Tomorrow, directed by Nawapol Thamrongrattanarit, asking the question "are you afraid of death?" Die Tomorrow follows six different stories of people in Bangkok who are about to die the next day without knowing, examining their last day. "A day before death is always an ordinary day." The film is based on real memoirs and is told in essay style mixing real stories with fictional elements, plus found footage, audio recordings, and statistics to analyze the meaning of death. This will premiere at the Berlin Film Festival, and looks like a harrowing but also deeply invigorating watch. Featuring Patcha Poonpiriya, Morakot Liu, Chonnikan Netjui, Chutimon Chuengcharoensukying, Koramit Vajrasthira, Sirat Intarachote, and Sunny Suwanmethanont. You might want to watch this, looks like a very unique film from Thailand. Here's the first international trailer for Nawapol Thamrongrattanarit's Die Tomorrow,
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