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Festival film 'Mary is Happy, Mary is Happy' directed by Nawapol Thamrongrattanarit

Director: Nawapol Thamrongrattanarit, 2013, Thailand, 120 mins, UK Premiere, ICA

Screening will be followed by a Q&A with the director

Mary is a senior in high school. With graduation a few months away, she is faced with crises in life, love, and friendship. Meanwhile, strange, random things keep happening to her.

Portraying a character struggling to make sense of her life as it threatens to spin out of control, Nawapol’s brilliant second film creates an inventive narrative of an uncontrollable life through a brilliantly modern artistic concept: to adapt a Twitter stream into a fictional film. The director used 410 real Tweets from an anonymous girl as a springboard to create a fantasy world of a contemporary Asian teenager, and the results are funny and strange, a conflation of modern Thai teenage life, Wes Anderson-esque humour, and the possibilities for escape offered by the digital world.


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