Red Aninsri; or, Tiptoeing on the Still Trembling Berlin Wall

The queer espionage film made in the tradition of Cold-War-era Thai dubbed film. A ladyboy prostitute-cum-spy is assigned a mission to disguise as a cis-masculine gay to acquire important information from an idealistic student activist.

Director Biography

Ratchapoom Boonbuncahchoke is a Thai filmmaker of Teochew-Hainanese descent. Born, brought up and based in Bangkok. He graduated from the film department of Chulalongkorn University. Currently he works full-time as a scriptwriter for the studio, writing commercial features and television series. Apart from writing he also teaches film theory and scriptwriting in the universities and works as a film critic. Yet most importantly he has been nurturing his own project, a film series of varying length investigating the colonial history and postcolonial situation of Thailand. “A Useful Ghost”, the last film of the series, is his first feature that he’s developing the screenplay. The project won ‘Most Promising Project’ at Southeast Asian Film Lab in Singapore International Film Festival 2017, also participating in Open Doors Lab, the producer workshop in Locarno International Film Festival 2019. In 2020, Ratchapoom was selected to participate in Berlinale Talents program as part of Berlin International Film Festival. His short film “Red Aninsri; Or, Tiptoeing on the Still Trembling Berlin Wall” is selected to be in Pardi di Domani at Locarno 2020.

Director

Ratchapoom Boonbunchachoke

Country

Thailand

Language

Thai

Subtitles

English

Year

2020

Duration

30 min.

The Act of Sound

Friday, 3 September 16:45 - 18:01 / Kijkhuis 1
91 min.
Saturday, 4 September 14:20 - 15:51 / Kijkhuis 1

Also in this session

1. One Thousand and One Attempts to be an Ocean
Wang Yuyan, 12 min.
2. Passage
Ann Oren, 13 min.
3. Red Aninsri; or, Tiptoeing on the Still Trembling Berlin Wall
Ratchapoom Boonbunchachoke, 30 min.
4. The Women's Revenge
Su Hui-Yu, 16 min.

Pending Personas

Sunday, 5 September 13:30 - 15:30 / Kijkhuis 1
120 min.

Also in this session

1. Las fauces
Mauricio Maldonado, 16 min.
2. Red Aninsri; or, Tiptoeing on the Still Trembling Berlin Wall
Ratchapoom Boonbunchachoke, 30 min.
3. Fruits of Labour
Ophelia Spinosa, 19 min.
4. Filipiñana
Rafael Manuel, 24 min.
5. Traverser la nuit
Johann G. Louis, 21 min.

International Competition 1

Friday, 3 September 18:30 - 19:55 / Kijkhuis 1
85 min.

Also in this session

1. Red Aninsri; or, Tiptoeing on the Still Trembling Berlin Wall
Ratchapoom Boonbunchachoke, 30 min.
2. Navozande, the Musician
Reza Riahi, 15 min.
3. Bella
Thelyia Petraki, 25 min.
4. Heaven Reaches Down to Earth
Tebogo Malebogo, 10 min.
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