SAT 22 SEP | 3:45pm
Consumer Advice: Horror
Thai with English subtitles
Directed by Kanitta Kwanyoo
Karma portrays 19-year-old Sun, who becomes a fugitive after he ran over a girl in an accident. To escape the law, he unwillingly ordains as a novice in a remote north-eastern forest monastery without real faith. On the night after his ordination, he steps on the offering to the hungry ghost and the act brings him to a confrontation with a hungry ghost who comes to ask for the merit that was lost because of his action. In the meantime, he is also haunted by the ghost of the girl who died in the accident.
Kanitta Kwanyoo studied broadcasting and films in Bangkok University. She has directed a number of short films and music videos. Kanittha started her first short film in 2007 called Time…Love which won the 2nd place for Popular Vote in Short Thai Film Festival by Thai Film Foundation and was also presented in many short films festivals. Time…Love was also selected to be in 1 of 11 films presented in International Award Winning Thai Films 2010.
My intention is to explain what sins, merits, and moral conscience are. All of these are abstract concepts we learn in Buddhism class – which are also present inside each and every one of us. It is important that we are aware of the decisions we make and the actions we take. I want the audience to first understand the characters, after which I believe they will then understand the underlying concepts. I wish the audience would view this film as a Dharma lesson. We all make mistakes, and it is up to us whether we want to do something to salvage the mistake.