SAT 17 SEP | 7:00pm / Singapore Premiere
NC16 (Some mature content)
Thai with English subtitles
Director: Titipong Chaisati
A jolly tale unravels in a small Thai temple located in the tranquil town of Petchburi, where a foreign monk is struck by lightning and stays at the temple to recover his memory. A flurry of whimsical events ensues as he adapts to the monastic way of life, asking simple yet fundamental questions that permeate the core of Buddhist practice.
This light-hearted Thai comedy takes an unabashed look into the widespread cultural phenomenon of superstitious worshippers who flock to temples to pray out of greed and passion. Ludicrous episodes from everyday temple life show how often devotees and monks place far more importance on superficial formalities than the Buddha’s Teachings, and thus invites the viewer to laugh and reflect.
Titipong Chaisati graduated from the Communication Arts in Motion Picture and Video program at Rangsit University. He started his career as an assistant director for a number of TV series at the former iTV, Thailand’s only independent television station back then. He then went on to work on numerous feature films as assistant director and screenplay writer, before directing his debut feature film Pai in Love: Secret in 2010. He also wrote for a number of feature films including Black Night (2005), Samchuk (2009), Bangrajan 2 (2010), and Ghost Day (2012). In 2013, he directed the short film Sood Rak Plick Lock, as well as a short advertisement for the National Institute for Emergency Medicine.