36
Thailand, 2012, 68 minutes, SD
36 Synopsis

On the site of a derelict building, location scout Sai meets art director Oom, and they begin working together. Sai records everything on her digital camera, from images of locations to the people in her life.


Two years later, Sai is still in the same job, while Oom has moved on. One day her computer crashes, wiping her hard drive, along with the images that capture an entire year of her life. Among them are those she'd taken of Oom... Consisting of 36 shots, 36 is a delicate contemplation on the nature of memories in the digital age.


Winner - New Currents Award, Busan International Film Festival 2012 Tiger Award Competition Official Selection, International Film Festival Rotterdam 2013


"This striking debut will cast a spell on viewers who click into its languid and quietly simulating rhythms" - Variety


"An unexpected gem from Thailand, ‘36', used its three-dozen fixed shots to conjure a sweetly melancholy tale of a girl, a crashed hard drive and lost love" - Time Out

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Reviewed by jeteli
Evocative and contemplative! The title, aptly represents 36 well composed shots that serves as a stark commentary of then and now perspectives. It's somewhat a tug of war of the... more
Evocative and contemplative! The title, aptly represents 36 well composed shots that serves as a stark commentary of then and now perspectives. It's somewhat a tug of war of the digitally imperfect present society as opposed to yesteryears' analog-like perspective, not perfect but there's a high probability of being preserved.  And just like what the technician told Sai, "but you still have your memories",  when she was evidently distressed with the corrupted hard drive, indeed the memories can play and replay everything in our minds, but a physical evidence in the form of photographs is a big thing, an assurance perhaps. Do check out this film folks!
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Reviewed by edwinjamescalin
There is a sense of thoughtful remembrance when I viewed this Thai film.  With the camera being a pivotal object in this story, I can relate personal experiences being someone... more
There is a sense of thoughtful remembrance when I viewed this Thai film.  With the camera being a pivotal object in this story, I can relate personal experiences being someone fond of taking photos. Images, like portraits, speak a thousand words and for Sai it speaks a lot of her feelings. Director Thamrongrattanarit applies delicate tones to this story and makes use of interesting characters to evoke ideas. Simple yet sincerely appealing!
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