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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